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[TKR] Dolly's second knee

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by Dolly Girl, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. Jockette

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    Even if it isn’t common I’m sure it’s a big deal to whoever gets one. :console2:
     
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    I had a Baker’s Cyst behind my left knee, but my OS drained it during my TKR this last March. Luckily I didn’t have one on my right knee, which I just had replaced in 12/17/18. I’m a side sleeper and it’s killing my not to be able to sleep like that b
     
  3. Dolly Girl

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    I've finally resorted to a recliner!
     
  4. Dolly Girl

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    I'm 4 weeks out, and scabs are gone, is it necessary to manipulate the scar to keep it from adhering? When I went to outpatient PT last time, they were intent on this. Now I'm approaching it much gentler, and am wondering if I need to do this. Thanks
     
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    No, you do not need to do that.
     
  6. Dolly Girl

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    Thanks! I was hoping you'd say that. :)
     
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    I agree with Jockette. It's not necessary to manipulate/mobilise the scar. Leave it alone and tell your PT "Hands off!"
    As it heals, the scar tissues will gradually become more mobile, without any external intervention.
    It's also not necessary to mobilise the kneecap.
     
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    I agree it’s not necessary, but in my case, I found it made the scar area feel better and soften faster, especially if I used vitamin e oil or other lotion. I did the same to my scar following major abdominal surgery. I still catch myself rubbing the area absentmindedly.
     
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    Once the scar has healed, with no scabs or open areas, it's quite OK to use your favourite moisturising cream on it. It's just not essential.
     

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