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Hello to the people who kept me sane last time
I had my 2nd TKR in 9months ( different knees). I have had totally different experiences yet same surgeons etc. I am two weeks out and ok so far. Pain bad and struggling to control as on max dose of codine and paracetamol, I am using voltarol gel and ice too. I don’t want anything else as feel so sick when I change meds.
My question is about the scar. My stitches came out on Friday and she asked me to keep it covered for 24 hours as she had to pull scabs to get stitches out. She felt they should have been removed at 10 days. Anyway now I am just letting water run over the scar in the shower and scabs have formed again. I am letting it dry naturally and not yet touching it. It does feel odd like last time with cloth over it but allowing this.
I cant remover if I wait for scabs to fall off before I massage the incision. I struggled last time but my other scar is fine. I used bio oil.
Any suggestions as I got an infection last time and feel it was because I used oil on incision too soon.
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