pro knee op

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Hi had knee op 5 weeks ago swelling not gone down much brushing has just come out around my scar bit worried has anyone else had these symptoms

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    I'm going into the 5th week post op and I still have swelling, more so after trying to go through exercises after which I always ice it.  Bruising has come out on mine also, which I think is as a result of the tissues not as swollen at the top of the knee. So I think that's why they have taken on some color.  The scar still has that red line, and I was told not to soak the knee in a tub or go swimming till that is gone.  What have you been told?  I do think mild discoloration is normal, but I see the doc Wednesday so I will get back to you on that.

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      Thanks my scar is still quite red and sore I have been bathing it then use bio oil which has helped a little just worried about this brusing doctors are phoning me on weds so will see what he says hope you get better soon
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    Kat

    Bruising is normal use Arnicia Gel it faded mine in a few days and it pulls the soreness to. My PT girls were amazed how well it works.

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    Depends on the type of op. Third time I had arthroscopic he pumped fluid in to jack the joint apart to get inside. Knee was swelled up for at least two months. Couldn't even bend it was so big. Then it went down. Was told some docs insist on ice packs from the time you leave operating room till two week follow up. Mine did. Some say don't use ice.

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    Hi Kathryn .. I'm 11mths post op and still suffer with severe swelling so I'm still icing a couple of times a day .. must admit I didn't ice for a couple of mths got so sick of it .. but had to go back to icing especially helps at night time and then I rub on some denocrub helps alot.

    Long journey for some of us always remember that it's at least a 12-18+ mth recovery for most .. hoping your swelling goes down soon.  I never had any problems with my scar tho.

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      Thank you think it is just a mild thing at mo but it's so annoying i know I will have to be patience and recovery can be hard hope you are getting better is nice to know I am not the only one who is suffering with symptoms but do wish I could be more flexible like walking up and down stairs properly

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      Oh Kathryn I still haven't mastered that too good yet either, thankfully I don't really have any I need to use them but when I do I'm not very good as I'm due to have a tkr on my other knee soon and my physio has now got me using my tkr knee as my good leg to get ready for my other op... I'm totally useless at it .. but know if I have to do it as long as there's a rail I can.

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    hi- you can expect to be swollen up to a year-  5 weeks is no time at all- as everyone says ice and take it easy

    i was swollen and area was very hot to the touch for several months

    luckily i have a beautiful scar, if any (6 months out)  i credit that to the surgeon as well as to a pt person specializing in soft tissue  he worked the hell out of it, reducing scar tissue etc  

    i have other issue.  good luck

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    Kat

    About the scars my surgeon said if your scar looks angry on the outside its because it's because it's angry on the inside. I use coconut oil and lots of massage. Lot of luck, I had both knees done same day end of Jan. Still have stiffness and swelling. Just gotta go with the flow.

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