Staples

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Good afternoon everyone ! I hope you are all doing well! I am coming up to my 3 week post op on my LTKR! Everything is going pretty well although my leg aches! Thursday I will be going in to have my staples taken out and was wondering if that is painful? I would appreciate any comments or advice! Thank You!

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    Hi no its not painful, I was dreading it , I had 25 removed but it was ok

    Good luck x

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    I had my staples out at 3 weeks as well.  Very little if any discomfort except for 1 that was slightly embedded.  Even then it was just a minor pull/prick.  

    Come to think of it.... Everything is minor compared to the horrible surgical pain the 1st few weeks!  😂

    You will do just fine!

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    Hi Jarme

    Although it was Almost 2 years ago the nurse did mine at home no pain whatsoever hope yours go the same and good luck with your recovery

    Johnny.

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    Had no staples thank God.  Matter of fact I didn't even have staples unless it was the dissolving kind...

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    Hi I had staples 7 years ago but think they came out at 2 wks , no it didn’t hurt . This time they used glue on my other knee and that was much better . Don’t worry
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    compared to everything else its not bad it takes a few minutes. We are both in the same time frame I was 3 weeks PO yesterday. My staples ( all 53 of them ) came out on the 5th 
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      if you have never had staples before 29 is a lot but unlike you I have been thru this too many times this was # 6 revision wise 18 surgeries overall. At one point after the 4th or 5th revision I asked the Dr. instead of staples how about a zipper it would make future surgeries easier he thought I was nuts.
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      nwf477,

      That’s a lot of surgeries and revisions! Best of luck on this last one! I like the zipper comment! Thank you for the replies!

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    No not painfull at all. I was nervous too because my knee was swollen. Just a little tug no pain.
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    Any uncomfortable procedure, it helps to distract yourself.  Radio, talking, rub your arm, look for Waldo--anything!!  I had a bone marrow biopsy once, and the room was stone quiet, so all I could think about was the pressure.  Yours will be over quickly with no lasting  hurt.
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    Hi jarme getting the staples out is a quick procedure. A bit uncomfortable but when they're out it's much better. So don't worry about it. Yes I found the first few weeks my leg ached a bit like toothache. I'm 15 weeks post ltkr and a lot easier now and sleeping normally. Just remember to excercise rest and ice daily to build that muscle back up but when your knee tells you to rest do it.

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    I had self dissolving staples, as I healed so they disappeared.

    No sweat.

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