Total right knee....blisters

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Hey, I had total right knee replacement. They put the same bandage on the knee that they used on my hair. They went to change it this morning and I have several blisters. Is this common? I've asked and they said yes but I was wondering if anybody on this forum has ever experienced it. Thanks!! ????

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    Hi

    yes, i had the same, aparenty some people are algic to t.  Wish you god recovery.  I am six week after TKR, getting there.

    Regards - Grace

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      When you say total knee replacement did they have to do any bone graft. I went to see the surgeons in Morehead and they said I had the worst news I've ever seen in 17 years they recommended I go to Duke which I am going and they said they'd probably have to do bone graft has anybody had any of that done

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    Hi sorry to hear you having problems. I never had blisters. Its the fact they used the same bandage that gets me....thats not good practice!!!!

    Hope you soon feel better xx

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    Hi, I 've had both knees replaced at different times, and both times I had several blisters, one was huge. I was told they were serous fluid blisters and normally part of the healing process. They all scabbed over in around a week, and eventually disappeared.

    I wouldn't worry too much.

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    An elderly lady in my ward had several blisters. She was diabetic and one of the nurses said they were common in diabetics. I did not experience blisters. May you heal quickly! X
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    I had blisters from the tape on my first tkr and they took longer to heal then the tkr incesion. They hurt but will heal.
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    Thank you everyone for the replies!! What I meant to say was they used the same type of bandage when I had my hip replaced! Not the same one....gotta love these meds!!
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      Lizard, thank you for the clarification...and the laugh. I imagined some tape that had been in your hair (still trying to understand why it would have been there), being taken off your hair and put on your knee. And I'm not even on meds, so there's no excuse for trying to imagine that. Sounds like the blisters aren't so unusual. I'm trying to remember if I had them or not (it was nearly 23 months ago). It does sound like a slight allergic reaction and it's possible that something was a bit different in your body's chemistry this time around then last time. Can you use something different to prevent more?

      -Mo

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    Hi liz

    How did it go the knee replacement? I am from hip forum rem l spoke to you l have had both hips replaced now l have to get noth knees done my 1st is 16th aug.

    What do you mean its the same bandages they used on your hair?? Why would they put bandages in your hair.

    How does it feel compaired to the hip is it much more painful?

    Laura x

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    Oh right you mean hips not hair ha ha

    X

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