update on my total knee revision surgery

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Hello all knee buddies out there, I am 8 days post op of total knee revision, i can bend at 90 degrees and negative 2 in extension.  Still have stitches in, i did not know i would have such a BIG insition , Nurse still coming to the house and PT, I went out yesterday for the first time to the liberary, Great to get outside in the fresh air.  I will be starting outpatient PT in 1 week and was told i will be off walker and on cane next week.  Hugs to all the knee people out there. This is picture of knee

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    April...9 days from a knee replacement?? When you say "revision" I'm not sure what you are speaking of...ligaments realigned' meniscus repair or what. Anyway, congrats on a great first 9 days and be careful not to get ahead of the healing process or you will definitely pay for it later.

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    That is some kind of scar for a 1st timer but mostvkof That will e entually go away. AFTER....and I repeat AFTER thecstictchescare out and all of the last bit of drainage has stopped a twice daily massaging of Vit E oil will help heal not only externally but internally. Its good you are up and around just be sure to temper this with plenty of hydration and rest. The body has undergone a lot of trauma and doesn't need to be abused by being pushed to hard to quick. Setbacks from over doing are difficult to handle both physically and mentally. Keep up the good work and exercises.

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      Sorry, i didn't see revision in the 1st reading but every time they go in the have to have a little more elbow room it seems. Mine has been opened completely 5 times (and an addition 6 surgeries to the leg for other related reasons). My original scar after my last one was about like yours. I had the type incision that goes to the side of the knee and not across the top. I have seen a lot of both so not sure one is better than the other just where the Dr's training that dictates.

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    That is some kind of scar for a 1st timer but mostvkof That will e entually go away. AFTER....and I repeat AFTER thecstictchescare out and all of the last bit of drainage has stopped a twice daily massaging of Vit E oil will help heal not only externally but internally. Its good you are up and around just be sure to temper this with plenty of hydration and rest. The body has undergone a lot of trauma and doesn't need to be abused by being pushed to hard to quick. Setbacks from over doing are difficult to handle both physically and mentally. Keep up the good work and exercises.

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      this is the 4th surgery on that knee, i had both maniscus repair, then partial knee, then full knee , now revision, and this is it for me, i do not want anymore. thank you and you keep up the good work at well
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    Hugs and prayers for your recovery!
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    OMG didn't know scar was so big my nerves are gone I'm dreading this

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      Hi Eileen hopefully you won't have much longer. Keep your chin up, this time next year you'll look back & think thank God it's all over! By this time next year you'll be over the worst.

      Don't focus on when your operation will be, just live your life now, in the moment, the waiting will pass & soon you will be on here with the rest of us relaying your op & rehab news.

      All the very best to you, am sending you a great big hug & kiss 😘

      Have a very merry Christmas 🎄

      XX

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    April, kudos to you! I @m 4 weeks,post opp and just got to ditch my walker. Your pic was interesting, about the same incision but they stapled me shut then a giant tape bandage. At two weeks removed the staples aand added pera tape strips that slowly fall off as heals. My scars is also straighter.

    You are going along just great! Good for you.

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