Replacement knee and numbness

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in May 2017 I had a PKR and it has been successful however I had numbness where nerves were cut and have not joined up again.  Recently with the onset of the cold weather, I am very much aware of this area.  Anyone else had this ? 

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    Hi!

    Had partial May 2016. I had same thing for long time . Now it’s no longer numb. It should get better it took my knee long time to have full feeling.

    Debbie

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    Hi. Don't worry it eventually feels better I had a replacement two years ago and experanced numbness  for around 6 month it gradually returned to normal. After speaking about my concerns to the Doctor he said it's quite normal and sometimes can take longer I'm due a second replacement in Jan, and expecting the same to happen again. Good Luck it's early days yet 

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      Hi Laura.As well as the numbness you had did you get bad tingling and stabbing pain around your knee and was it very sensitive to touch.i am post op tkr 24 days and having a hard time sleeping with this
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    Nerves are the last things to heal and you're only six-months post-op.  I'm 20 months and still have some nerve tingling when I kneel on it.  Long-term TKR patients say that feeling does go away in time...we'll see.  Don't take nerve drugs!!!  Bad side effects.  This feeling/healing will resolve in time.

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