Post Opp TKR

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9 weeks post opp. The last 24hrs my scar has been very Sorry, up until then it's been no problem at all, could not even have Bed Quilt on me last night and today it's been so sensitive to touch has anybody else had this

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    Have you tried  plastic wrap over the sensitive area? I know it sounds crazy, but I used it for a week or two when I had a very sensitive area. I’m going to paste a link, but if it doesn’t work, look up “Saran wrap for TKR” on YouTube. I didn’t like the feeling  of plastic wrap all around my knee, so I just cut appropriately sized pieces and then pulled a legging over my knee.  The plastic kept the nerves from screaming any time the bed covers touched my knee.

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    Hi Susan,

    Are you the Susan I spoke to on the phone a couple weeks ago? 

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    I was told you have to desensitise it. Massage with Bio Oil & use different textures on it ie a rough shower massage mitt or a loofa. Just try anything you can think of. Hope this helps.

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    Hi,

    I have been using Diclofenac gel to help numb my scar when it bothers me. I have heard that scar sensitivity is common and desensitizing it is what is needed. I have been working on this as well. As we both are at 9 weeks, how are you doing with your ROM?

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      Hi Kathleen I have not heard of that Gel, but I will mention it to Dr. To be honest I do not know what my ROM is. I gave got o e more Hydrophery then I start a bit of Physio. Then they can tell me what it is. I go to

      Wateraerobics and a Body Conditioning class. I am so.pjeased with myself today I managed to do the 45mins class, then went to do some shopping then walked home. It will be 9 weeks this Wednesday. How are you doing ?

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