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    Rash after TKR & Hip Replacement
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    hockeyjohn posted:
    I had both surgeries 1 year ago and have now developed a random rash in various areas of my body. Quarter sized red scaly patches some directly on scars but mostly on arms. Dermatologist unsure of cause.... I'm freaking out a bit as I have heard about allergies to metal in replacement patients. Never had allergy of any type prior to surgery. Any thoughts?
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    peadnut2u responded:
    Hi hockeyjohn,


    I just had my BTKR last month. As far as I know, I don't have any metal allergies either, at least, not yet. Sorry I can't give you any information about this. I wonder how much it costs to get a nickel test done, for example. And if your dermatologist doesn't know what it is, did he/she suggest that you have a test done?


    Linda


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