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[TKR] Problems at 20 weeks post knee replacement

Marykate

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Hi , my Lknee replacement was 15th May 2019, I don’t know if on the right place here.
I was just wondering if anyone else has a reasonable large , hard lump sticking out , at the bottom of scar and slightly to left.
I know a few other people who had replacement and they do not have this lump. Other then that I’m managing , a bit stiff. But I am concerned as to what this lump could be
 
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Marykate

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I’m 20weeks post left knee replacement, but I’m concerned about a reasonably large hard lump sticking out around area, at end of scar. It’s not visible when standing, but very visible when knee is bent. Other people I know who have had knee replacement do not have this .
Has anybody else had this or have any ideas what it is
 

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@Marykate welcome to Bonesmart!
You'll notice that I have merged your newest thread with your original recovery thread. For several reasons, we prefer that you only have one recovery thread:
  • That way, we have all your information in one place. This makes it easier to go back and review your history before providing advice.
  • If you keep starting new threads, you miss the posts and advice others have left for you in the old threads, and some information may be unnecessarily repeated
  • Having only one thread will act as a diary of your progress that you can look back on.
So please post any updates, questions or concerns about your recovery here. If you prefer a different thread title, just post what you want and we'll get it changed for you.
If you need an urgent response to a question, just tag a member of staff.
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Good luck with your recovery! I am tagging @sistersinhim and @lovetocookandsew . They may be able to answer your questions.
 

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I’m 20weeks post left knee replacement, but I’m concerned about a reasonably large hard lump sticking out around area, at end of scar. It’s not visible when standing, but very visible when knee is bent. Other people I know who have had knee replacement do not have this .
Has anybody else had this or have any ideas what it is
I didn't have that, and I don't have any ideas of what it could be. If that happened to me, I'd be concerned about it too!! I'd probably have my orthopedic surgeon take a look at it.
 

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My best guess is that it's caused by a bit of bleeding from the scar which will probably disappear in time, but I would also suggest its best to ask your surgeon, just to be sure.
 

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I agree that if you're concerned about it, message your surgeon. I can message my OS when needed, and also attach pictures. If you can do that, I'd suggest it for peace of mind. I personally haven't had this issue, so can't advise you other than to say if you're concerned, get in touch with your surgeon just to see what he says.
 

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