Stitches appearing

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A couple of inner stitches are appearing on my knee scar.  The knee has been very sensitive and even more so this last couple of days, when I looked this morning there appears to be a grey line showing, showed my granddaughter and she said it is inner stitches.  Don't scratch  it just wait till they break the surface , then pull out and put an antiseptic dressing on.

15 weeks PO

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    I had a few inner stitches come through the skin, I was told not to pull them out by the physio - just leave well alone & they go back in again!
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    Flamin Nora how odd is that??? IF IT int one thing its another!!! I got a distinct dint below my knee last night but its gone this morning lol
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    Hazel I have the same issue. The first one my husband pulled out. Another one showed up. I am trying to leave it alone. The problem I have now my knee scar is so sensitive and it getting numb on left side of knee again.
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    I had inner stitches burst through twice but it was after 3-4 weeks. I went to the orthopaedic clinic at my hospital and they trimmed them for me. After only a week, the skin had grown back over them. I was told NOT to pull on them as I could do serious damage. There is still a chance of infection as its allowing air to access the joint. Don't do anything to them yourself. Better to be safe x
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    I have what looks like a stitch poking through my scar,I am seeing consultant tommorow for my discharge appt (hopefully !)I am going to ask about this, so I will post and let you know,best wishes
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    Hi Hazel , I have asked my surgeon this afternoon about a similar problem with my own knee,He said it is indeed internal stitches which have not yet dissolved.He has trimmed off the bit which was poking throught the surface, the remainder which I can see below the skin, will dissolve in time but he reckons it can be as long as 6 months in some cases,I hope this has reassured you ! best wishes
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