Stitch abscess and beck of knee pain

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hello everyone I had my TKR on 20 Jan so am looking forward to feeling normal again, but have been plagued with dreadful pain upon standing up at the back of the knee for a few mins before I can set off and had 2 stitch abscess along the scar.  Got rid of one and have another one I'm due to go back to the nurse on Tuesday. 2 lots of strong antibiotics - doc doesn't think it's anything serious jut superficial and probably some internal stitchs on the move.  I didn't have any of this with the right  knee, but I'm so tired of this performance now! The, rant over.  Happy bank holiday to you! 

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    So sorry for your problems. Had my TKR Feb 16 and just now seemed to turn a corner. I still ice at night most nights and wake up with the days swelling down. Still stiff and have pain but got a blood test early this week and it's negative for infection. Hang in there!!! Every day is closer to the new "normal"!

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    I had my surgery February and still have pain when I've been sitting. Still icing not elevating much though. It seems like the last couple of days the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel has appeared. Getting up there is no pain and walking feels normal. Yay👏👏

    My doctor says 1 year, remember 1 year. I figure I have 9 months left and I'll give birth to a new knee. 😀

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    I had my TKR on April 11 and had a reaction to the dissolving sutures and got an infection on May 12 and had to have surgery on May 16. They had to remove the dissolving sutures under the skin. I ended up with a total of six
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      Stitches put in. (Sorry sent to soon) the wound has now healed a second time. They said that because the sutures are covered in a waxy film and people seem to have trouble dissolving them and that can in some people this can cause an reaction to them.

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      I hope you don't either. I'm praying nobody has to go through it either. They need to come up with better sutures so that this does not happen to anyone. I am so proud of the progress that you have done you are an inspiration to a lot of us. I'm sure your going to be alright and continue on the road to recovery with no more obstacles in your way. Good luck and God bless.

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    Hope you feel better soon. J21370
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