Skin Hypersensitivity Post TKR
I've read quite a bit about numbness and such after TKR, but I have a different problem. Although I AM numb along the front of the knee and an inch or so down the surgery leg, I have a VERY sensitive area on the shin of the operated leg. From the ankle and up about 5 inches the skin is hypersensitive to the point that I can't stand anything touching it...bed sheets, long pants, washclothes, etc. I wrap my leg in an ace bandage before getting into bed and wear shorts or baggy wide legged pants! The physician's assistant could give me no answers, but prescribed Lyrica (for nerve ending pain). Has anyone experienced this increased sensitivity and do you have any tips for living with it...or getting rid of it?