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ladybee (@ladybee)

Revision Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Aug 22 10:35pm | Replies (15)

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Hi @ladybee, I have not had revision surgery but I did have a total right knee replacement a year ago. You mentioned you have a bruise on the side of your knee. I recently noticed that the inside of my left knee has a dark bruise and I have faint bruise on my right knee with the TKR. I was thinking might be due to sleeping on my sides which I mostly do. I do use a small pillow off and on but normally a little higher than the knee. The past few days I've tried to keep it directly over the bruise to see if it will go away.

@babette and @jeffkirc may be able to share their experience. Also there is another discussion started by @babette that may be helpful here:

Knee Replacement Failure – Need total reconstruction — https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/knee-replacement-failure-need-total-reconstruction/

@ladybee have you discussed the bruising with your surgeon or care team?

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Thank you
Yes i discussed it with Dr. Possible reasons are from surgery stretching of the skin . The bruising is still there and slowly the color is returning to normal , after 6 months.

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