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I am a 67 year old female and had a TKR and patella resurfacing on 9th Feb. My dressing was changed at the hospital and then after about 10 days, changed by the practice nurse at my surgery. Her first remarks were on how puckered, raised and lumpy it was looking, which really worried me as it did look rather like the edge of a cornish pasty! A few days later a friend looked at it and said the same and mentioned that somone else she knew didn't have such a dreadful scar at the same stage, which put me into panic mode. i had no external stitches or clips - just internal soluble stitches and glue. I mentioned this to a friend who was a nurse and has had both knees and hips replaced, and she reassured me that once the stitches dissolve and pop, all will be flat and neat. As if by magic, as I lay in bed that following night doing my usual 3 hour wakeful tossing and turning stint, I felt something go pop in my knee and in the morning hey presto, the lumps and bumps and raised areas were completely flat with a neat scar. Magic!!! Why don't they tell you this in hospital and reassure you that this will happen? Don't know if any other ladies have been worrying about this, but be reassured.
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