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Author Topic: Red dot on ACLr scar 16 weeks post op  (Read 61 times)

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Red dot on ACLr scar 16 weeks post op
« on: August 04, 2018, 02:35:43 PM »
Iím hoping youíre all going to laugh me out of town on this one but... Iím 16 weeks post op and today I noticed a bright red spot at the top end of my tibial ACLr scar. The scar was otherwise fading, but this spot appeared suddenly today.
The area isnít otherwise swollen, red or hot, the scar doesnít appear to be opening or bleeding, though the spot is the colour of blood. I still get the usual post ACLr shooting pains coming and going in the tibial scar. I did have some over the last few days, but thatís about it.
Should I worry about something sinister (infection/hardware issue)? Or is it just a normal part of a scar healing? Anyone else had this?
Ironically I saw the OS for a check up only two days ago, but of course it wasnít there then. I rang the hospital today and the specialist nurse said ďscars do change as they healĒ. Hoping youíre all going to agree!
« Last Edit: August 04, 2018, 02:41:45 PM by BornToRun »
6 Mar 2018 - skiing fall, ACL rupture, MCL and LCL sprain, lateral meniscus tear and bone bruising
13 Apr 2018 - ACL reconstruction with hamstring autograft, small meniscus repair















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