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Knee bandage

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by lealta, Sep 24, 2012.

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  1. lealta

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    On my current knee replacement the doctor used a different type of bandage on the wound. This piece was long and seemed to be made of a heavy duty plastic or leather. The part that actually touched the wound, was heavily padded. And the outside had some type of heavy-duty adhesive the would easily re-adhere when you pulled it off and put it back on. I have been trying to find one of these online but have had no luck. Has anyone heard of this product and if so, do you know who makes it?
     
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    I think I had something like that. They told me I had to check it every day, but then just put it back on if it wasn't dirty. Well after a couple days it did have drainage on it so I took it off. I bought some Curad bandages that were 8 inches long and non stick. So they easily covered the incision and didn't stick when I took it off at night for my shower. I used paper tape that they sent home with me to tape it on.
     
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    Hi Susan,
    My OS took the bandage off on day 2 when he removed the drains.
     
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    The reason I would like to get another one is because it is great protection from the heaviness of my blanket, while sleeping. I took it off yesterday and last night, for the first time since surgery, I had a very uncomfortable time because the incision was so sensitive. I got up and taped the bandage back on and it felt much better. That's why I want this particular type.
     
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    I understand. Can you call the hospital or surgeon's office? I bet they will give you a few. GOOD luck!
     
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    They used a product called Tagaderm on me. It was padded in the middle and sealed all the way around. Most drug stores carry them, if you can find the right size. Great product.
     
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      Thank you all for your leads. None of those are the product the surgeon used on me. I'm going to the doctor's tomorrow so I will see if I can get another one. If I find out who makes it, I'll let you know.
       
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      I think I had Tagaderm. Padded over the scar and stuck down all the way around. Meant I could have a shower as soon as wanted to. I didn't have staples, I had dissolving stitches. I don't Tagaderm would work with staples?
       
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      I had a bandage similar to the oe you describe. It was great, sealed the incision, and was comfortable to wear. Hopefully the surgeon can hook you up with one. You could alo try a medical supply store, perhaps they have those. I went looking fr oe myself without success. Good luck in you search!

      Dawn
       
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      This is playing "hunt the bandage"!!


      What about Coban? It's stretchy and can be reapplied a few times.

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      I had absolutely nothing on my knee except a loosely woven open weave sleeve!! Maybe that is why I got an infection on day 6. Also they did not change the sleeve while I was in the hospital. They are called hold tite tubular stretch bandage.
       
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      Is this it, Lealta? I stumbled on it while searching for another type of dressing!

      Hydrogel Dressings

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      Now where did they get that picture of me......oh, that's right, in my dreams.....:doh:
       
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        Now where did they get that picture of me......oh, that's right, in my dreams.....

        LOL. I hear you!! I wish....
         
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        I had that over my gauze dressing just before I got my staples out. They used it because I had such sensitive skin, the sticky from tape or adhesive dressings tore my skin up.
         
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        Hi Lealta,

        I figured out what the dressing was that my OS used. It was called silverlon, and this is a link to their website. It was a long, wide bandage that was comfortable to wear, had plenty of give when bending, but stayed in place. It was silver and white in color, and according to the website, is designed to prevent infection, which I assume most are.

        Maybe this is it, but if not, then I would highly recommend it. Good luck!

        Dawn

        http://silverlon.com/silverlon-advantage
         
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        My bandage only stayed on about three days. I had no drain. I wonder why?
         
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        Surgeon's preference, that's all. cardiothoracic surgeons, before the advent of micro-cameras and all) would spray Opsite over the wound and that was all. I worked with an ENT surgeon who used to do "commando" procedures involving the neck, shoulders and chest (commando because it looked like a battlefield!) and he wouldn't even do that! He often proclaimed he believed in "God's good clean air" - and no, he wasn't a Christian!
         
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