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I had successful total knee replacement surgery one month ago.

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I had successful total knee replacement surgery one month ago. Two questions:
1. Is it normal at this point for there to be pain when I have to push off that leg to get out of a chair or get in the car?
2. Can I use moisturizers to help soothe the itchiness of the very dry skin around the incision and on my calf and ankle?


Thank you for your question,

I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.

Thank you for the information,

Some pain can be felt one month after surgery
Recovery time varies from person to person.
You should avoid any twisting, kneeling, squatting movement of the leg for another 2-4 weeks.
Moisturizer can be used.

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

Best wishes.
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