12 weeks post op tkr

Hangerbird Member Posts: 5
Is it normal to have stabbing pains on site of scar. It. Is my first experience of pain since the op


  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello, I am not a Helpliner but I think I am familiar with the post-op pain you describe. I was told it was caused by nerves re-growing and was told to lightly drum my fingertips over the site of the tingling to encourage the growth. It felt odd as the skin in the area was numb thanks to the lack of nerves. DD
  • helpline_team
    helpline_team Posts: 2,779
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Hangerbird,

    Thank you for posting on our Helplines forum. I am sorry to hear about the stabbing pains you are experiencing on the site of your operation scar. It sounds as if it would be wise to consult a medical practitioner for advice, especially as you are already 12 weeks post-op and this is a new pain.

    Dreamdaisy has given one suggestion. However, each person’s situation and symptoms are unique to them and needs to be assessed and treated on an individual basis.

    For more information on knee replacement surgery, follow this link: https://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/arthritis-information/surgery/knee-replacement.aspx

    Our booklet on Surgery and Arthritis may also be helpful. See: https://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/do-i-have-arthritis/publications/224-surgery-and-arthritis

    If at any point you would like to talk things over, you are welcome to call our Arthritis Care free helpline on 0808 800 4050 weekdays 9.30 – 5pm.

    I hope this helps.

    Best wishes,

    Fiona, Helplines Worker

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