Bristly sensation

Posted by glasgow46 @glasgow46, Mon, Aug 19 9:42pm

I had total knee replacement 11 months ago. I experience tight band and fullness in knee quite often, and also feel like I have prickly brush bristles in my knee cap area. Anyone else had ‘‘tis sensation?

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That bristly feeling is nerve pain from healing. Nerves that a long time to quiet down. I have that on both TKRs, worse on one knee. At night, even the sheet touching it can set it off.

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@harley105

That bristly feeling is nerve pain from healing. Nerves that a long time to quiet down. I have that on both TKRs, worse on one knee. At night, even the sheet touching it can set it off.

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Thanks very much for your response. Surgeon said he had never heard of it, so I’m happy to hear I’m not alone😊

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@glasgow46

Thanks very much for your response. Surgeon said he had never heard of it, so I’m happy to hear I’m not alone😊

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@glasgow46, did you surgeon recommend anything for this sensation? Is there anything in particular that sets it off?

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@JustinMcClanahan

@glasgow46, did you surgeon recommend anything for this sensation? Is there anything in particular that sets it off?

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No, surgeon said he hadn’t heard of that happening and couldn’t see any reason for it. I usually experience it after exercise on recumbent bike, or if I’ve been standing a long time. I massage area which helps a bit. It’s not devastating, but I at first worried that I had something left in site of surgery. Now it’s more annoying than anything else.

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