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Offline bizzylizzie

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PKR crazy itch
« on: November 10, 2017, 08:16:37 am »
I am 10 days post patella-femoral replacement and I have developed an itch. Not just any itch but a claw my leg off type itch! Itís not the wound itís self thatís itchy but the rest of my knee/leg near knee. I donít think itís coz itís healing as like I said the wound area isnít itchy at all and it really is the most extreme itch I have ever had! Has anyone experienced this before or have any ideas what could be causing it? It is driving me crazy beyond belief!

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Re: PKR crazy itch
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 09:01:22 am »
 Contact your surgeon, could be nerve involvement. Is there any change to the skin?

Or it could be healing, I recently bruised my leg badly and it itches like crazy. Dr explained it as all the cytokines and histamines rushing to the injured area. I was told to use ice and take an anti histamine

Get in touch with the surgeon (or failing that your GP)
« Last Edit: November 10, 2017, 09:50:10 am by Vickster »
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