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Dr. I had a Knee replacement in Nov13/15, How can I get rid of this skin discoloration near the scar? They told me it was normal. Blood and liquid.

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Dr. Paul Williams
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In brief: Skin discoloration

It is normal for you to get bruising around the knee following joint replacement.
If you are concerned about the scar itself thats a different issue. Bruising will generally take 2-4 weeks to resolve as the body has to absorb the blood cells - drinking plenty water helps. The scar may be inflammed as the sutures placed underneath are absorbed. But any drainage or fever needs to be seen

In brief: Skin discoloration

It is normal for you to get bruising around the knee following joint replacement.
If you are concerned about the scar itself thats a different issue. Bruising will generally take 2-4 weeks to resolve as the body has to absorb the blood cells - drinking plenty water helps. The scar may be inflammed as the sutures placed underneath are absorbed. But any drainage or fever needs to be seen
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