Sudden Change in Scar Appearance
I was just released from the doctor's care (6 weeks post op tkr) until my 6 mo. checkup. Physical therapy is going well. Flexion is 0 to 130+ and we are just continuing to work on my gait, walking correctly. My scar has been gradually getting less apparent, lightening to a pinkish color, completely healed for weeks. A few minutes ago, I sat in the recliner and put my legs up and noticed a half inch area of the scar that appears black or dark purple under the skin! It wasn't like that this AM. I had therapy and everything was fine. What the heck? Should I be worried? I tried to call the doctor's office, but after sitting on hold for 20 minutes I was disconnected, so I thought I'd ask here...and keep my eye on it for any other changes.