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Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by lm945, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. lm945

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    Not sure how to tag someone on here.

    Dr. David Golden is affiliated with Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.

    200 N Robertson Blvd.
    Suite 205
    Beverly Hills, CA 90211
    Tel: (310) 385-3326
    https://bio.csmc.edu/view/3589/David-B-Golden.aspx
     
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    If you'd like to include my full surgical history on my signature....

    Right knee - Patella Realignment - January 1978
    Left knee - Lateral Release - January 1982
    Right knee - Arthroscopic debridement - Summer 2002
    Right knee - Partial Knee Replacement - March 7, 2018
    Left knee - Partial Knee Replacement - May 23, 2019

    I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, hence the crappy knees. The first time I dislocated my (right) knee was June 1974.
     
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    @Jamie Celle suggested I tag you to add the information on my surgeon for your database.

    My surgeon is Dr. David Golden. He is affiliated with Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles. If you have a rating system, I would give him the highest rating available.

    200 N Robertson Blvd.
    Suite 205
    Beverly Hills, CA 90211
    Tel: (310) 385-3326
    https://bio.csmc.edu/view/3589/David-B-Golden.aspx

    Some additional history for my signature. I actually dislocated my right knee five times. June 1974, September 1974, August 1976, October 1977 and January 1978. The last one was the day before I went into the hospital for my first surgery.
     
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    Thanks, @lm945. I'll pass your surgeon's information on to our IT folks so he can get added to the Joint Surgeon Locator. Check back on the Locator in a week or so and he should be there so you can leave your review.

    I appreciate you helping us get the good surgeons locked in to our search tool. Be sure and let Dr. Golden know about us and the Locator. He needs to log on and claim his profile. Plus he has an option to subscribe to additional services that will bring more patients to his practice.
     
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    I’m having a problem I’ve never experienced before. I could use a little advice.

    I am 5 weeks post left PKR. The incision is still a little sensitive to the touch, but improving. It’s also beginning to itch, which means it’s healing.

    The problem is a small area just to the right of the incision. I’m getting periodic stabbing pain across the skin. Even a slight breeze across it is painful.

    This is my sixth lifetime surgery, fifth on my knees. This post surgical response is a new one.

    Has anyone else had this happen?
     
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    I have been having similar issues. I am also 5 weeks post left Pkr. I had just my kneecap replaced. I have noticed that some times the incision tends to be more sensitive than others. My cat’s tail brushing across my knee can almost feel like it’s burning. Then there is the random stabbing pains. I get it on both sides of my scar. I don’t know what it is, but I just attribute it to the nerve healing. Best of luck with the rest of your recovery!
     
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    Those pains are what we call "zingers" and they occur as the nerves are reattaching themselves. It's part of the healing process and very normal. The sensitivity is normal as well. It can be helped by massaging your skin to help desensitize the area. You can also wear a sleeve on your knee if you need to to sleep or wear clothing that covers the incision area. Some people have also had good luck wrapping their knee with Glad cling wrap at night (or during the day if you aren't too active). There is something about the heat generated and the light covering that can make a difference in how sensitive the skin is.
     
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    My surgeon has asked me to come in next week, a week ahead of schedule for my next check up. Hopefully you are correct about what's causing this, but I appreciate that he's taking my complaint seriously. It's just odd that I've never experienced this before.

    BTW, after my right PKR last year, my sister came up with the perfect solution for incision chafing. Put a sock on it. I found some men's bamboo wide calf socks on Amazon. I cut off the foot and slipped it on. It doesn't stop the zingers, but my incision is grateful.
     
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    What a good idea about the sock. I never would have thought of that!
     
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    My sister is brilliant. BTW, stick with the bamboo. It’s much softer than cotton.
     
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    I was going to ask if the bamboo was soft. Thanks!
     
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    These are the ones I use. Very comfortable, not too heavy.

     
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