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Itching after THR on the surgery scar

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by srikrocks, Mar 8, 2010.

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    srikrocks Junior Member

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    Hi its been 8 months i had replacement, i am fine walking and all....These days i have some kind of itching on the scars, like could that be any serious problem or jst something that can be ignored.

    The level of itching is moderate. Neither too much nor very less!!!
     
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    kjt Senior

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    Maybe some surrounding nerves are waking up? Or maybe the tissue is irritated? My doc said that the scar could be grumpy for quite some time.

    Have you tried putting something like 1% cortisone on it? Some of the 'anti-scar' products have cortisone in them to cut itching.
     
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    I had that happen to me with my first hip. When I went in he siad there were tiny bits of thead in there left from inside. He was very annoyed with whom ever finished of the inside sewing.
    They opened someplaces up a little to get the tiny threads out that were working their way to the surface. Then it was ok, no more itchys! That could be it?
     
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    Josephine NURSE DIRECTOR, BONESMART Administrator

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    :sct: :skp: How very odd - never heard of that before!

    Scars do itch and yes, it's mostly because of healing nerves.
     
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