Knee Replacement "Scar Hall of Fame": A Scar Recovery Photo Gallery

During a knee replacement, an incision is inevitable. As the incision heals, a scar will form. The size, colour, texture and overall healing of knee scars can vary drastically from person to person. Several factors determine scarring including your genetics, sun damage, and whether or not you worked at promoting faster scar healing.

To read tips on faster scar healing after hip or knee replacement surgery, check this out.

Although everyone heals and recovers from knee replacement surgery at a different rate, we thought it'd be helpful to check-in the scars of real patients. We've collected scar images from patients who've had a total knee replacement (TKA, TKR), partial knee replacement (PKA, PKR), and bilateral knee replacement surgery (BTKR). These images are from patients, ranging from 1 day after surgery up to 20 years post-op.

Scar Hall of Fame (Real Patients, Real Scars) After Surgery

Check out our "scar hall of fame" featuring real patients, real scars after knee replacement surgery.

1 Day

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2 Days

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1.5 Weeks

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(10 Days)

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(11 Days)

2 Weeks

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3 Weeks

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1 Month

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(5 weeks)

1.5 Months

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(6 weeks)

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2 Months

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2.5 Months (10 weeks)

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3.5 Months (14 weeks)

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5 months

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6 Months

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7 months

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11 Months

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1 Year

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15 Months (1 year, 3 months)

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22 Months ( 1 year, 10 months)

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2 Years

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28 Months (2 years, 4 months)

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3 years

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5 years

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20 Years

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Would you like to submit your knee replacement scar to be featured in this post? If so, email a photo with your surgery type (RTKR, LTKR, BTKR etc.) and how far into recovery the photo was taken (e.g. 6 weeks, 2 months, 3 years etc.). Send this information to grace@peerwell.co.

Having a knee replacement? Did you know PreHab before surgery is a proven way to recover and heal faster? Learn more about PeerWell's at-home PreHab program for your smartphone.

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Hi, I'm Grace. I write and research about hip and knee replacements, PreHab before orthopedic surgery & ReHab. Content advised or co-authored with physicians (MD) and orthopedic surgeons (OS).

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