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So I am nearly there and becoming paranoid about cutting myself. Is it anywhere on your body you need to be careful or just your legs? I keep knocking my fingers (especially the knobbly ones). I shall be watching channel 5 tonight! Thanks for the heads up.

GG

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    Be careful EVERYWHERE. Any opening in the skin is an opportunity for bacteria to enter with the potential to become infected. First, if you do have any open areas or inflections, your surgery should be canceled. Secondly, your body has enough work ahead with the task of healing from your surgery and will need every ounce of energy to help you heal - not to be fighting other infections. Your surgical incision will be a large potential infection, so keep yourself well in every possible way prior to and following your procedure.

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    Did they swab your nose ? they did mine a week or so before surgery and found i had an infection in my nose so had to use antibacterial cream up it for a week . It was some sort of staff infection but not the bad one .

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      Hi Jenny, yes I had all the pre op tests - no problems. I started to watch the op on channel 5 but couldn't stay awake!! I saw enough though. When I had my pre op the registrar told me they cut the ligaments in a TKR but last night's op seemed to avoid this. Different surgeon's technique may be? I may have just the uni - although I would rather have the TKR because I can't see how only part of my knee can be affected. GG

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      i was told when i had my first one ,7 years ago not to bother with a partial as would just need redoing later on . Things may have changed and I was going to have partial this time then last mri showed more damage , so surgeon changed his mind . The knee had got worse in a month

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