When to start moisturising

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I've had the plaster removed now, and today at physio, she asked me if I was using any cream on it yet, I said I wasn't she then said , did I have any, I said yes a normal body moisreriser,then she changed the subject and started talking about getting on the bike ect, so can I or can't I, ?  Any body no, I'm at 21/2 weeks

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    You need to wait till the wound has totally healed and all scabs have gonev
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    When the last scab has dropped off use either E45 cream or bio oil the latter is v good for the scar as well
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    Nothing with chemicals in but if wound is totally dry use bio oil or a good quality hydrating moisturiser . You could avoid the wound and just massage the muscles. If you've had stockings on moisturise both legs. I have just started doing my quads as well and it's really helping relieve stiffness
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    Use a good Vit E based oil or something of that nature that is absorbed and heal. Use nothing if there is any sign of drainage. Your body lotion isn't an alternative as it only helps the dermis and not the deep soft tissue. A pharmacist can assist you
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    I started using vitamin e oil at two weeks

    I had no drainage and am now at 4 weeks and it looks great

    I wish I could say the same for the pain and bend

    I rubbed the oil right on top of the wound

    Good luck

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      You are still too early in the process to even being out of pain and having the flex you'll have down line. The way you are going the next 4 weeks will have you very close to your goal. Just don't get frustrated if you go past a point then finding the body making a I turn and having to repeat a phase. You may still be fiddling with this for a year before it's all over. A tremendous amount of damage was done and it all had to heal in due time
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      Thank every one for comments, , I did  have a drain, but that came out on day 3 . My wound has closed nicely , not even any little scabs now, just a new wound, but my whole knee is really really dry, going white dry,  I no with my other surgery's I wasn't aloud to moisturise  for six weeks, but a they weren't on a joint so not moving constantly, b , this is the first time I haven't had an infection of some kink, which really delays the healing process . That's why I don't really no what I'm to do
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