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newknee11 posted:
I had a total knee replacement of the right knee. I am into the fourth week of recovery and am noticing small whitish blister and then a few white places near the knee incision after the PT has been massaging it that locationand my knee is warm to the touch which may or may not be that abnormal but I have been icing it so it shouldn't be,
Should I be concerned about this? Is a whitish blister close to the site commom if you have an infection.It might just be a little white clear mole.
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atti_editor responded:
Hi newknee11,

Most tkr patients have some swelling and warmth to the knee that can last up to a year. Additionally, as this FAQ says, blisters are sometimes reported at the period of maximum swelling, as there is no more room for swelling or fluid to go within the skin so it forms blisters. If you are not experiencing swelling, or if the swelling or blisters are painful, a call to your doctor may be in order to make sure you have not developed an infection or other problem. Has your physical therapist seen these blisters? If so, has he/she said anything?

Best wishes,
Atti


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