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Knee & Hip Problems board


Thanx guys,

I think i am going to go for the full synovectomy, my aim is to have this surgery then hopefully not have another one for a long time! Its good to hear a possitve outcome from a full synovectomy, i can sleep a little better tonight! I know it can come back but if i have 8 yrs sc free then that will be worth it in my books.

The pain issue scares me though, when i had an arthroscopy last year then gave me a general anaesthetic in the hip before they closed me up so the pain didn't really hit me till the next day, by that point they nurses didn't really want to give me anthing more than 2 codine and 2 paracetomol! I am sure i will be on the morphine this time thou!

I know this sounds silly compared to eveything else but did you have stiches or staples? do staples leave a different type of scar??? plus they look pretty painful to take out!. Did anyone use any of those creams to help reduce their scar????

I have my pre-op assement on the 5th of april so i will know exactly what i will be having done then.

charlie
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[QUOTE=girlyxcharlie;2886940]Thanx guys,

I think i am going to go for the full synovectomy, my aim is to have this surgery then hopefully not have another one for a long time! Its good to hear a possitve outcome from a full synovectomy, i can sleep a little better tonight! I know it can come back but if i have 8 yrs sc free then that will be worth it in my books.

The pain issue scares me though, when i had an arthroscopy last year then gave me a general anaesthetic in the hip before they closed me up so the pain didn't really hit me till the next day, by that point they nurses didn't really want to give me anthing more than 2 codine and 2 paracetomol! I am sure i will be on the morphine this time thou!

I know this sounds silly compared to eveything else but did you have stiches or staples? do staples leave a different type of scar??? plus they look pretty painful to take out!. Did anyone use any of those creams to help reduce their scar????

I have my pre-op assement on the 5th of april so i will know exactly what i will be having done then.

charlie
xxxxxx