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I took some skin off of one knee last friday. About a dime-sized hole where the kneecap was visible. It's slowly healing over. The whole scrape is about the size of a tangerine but shrinking.
Is it advisable to keep it moist of let the air on it? I pretty much have to wrap it at night, the dogs jump on the bed, and it's still weeping puss and would stain everything. I took off of work, I wear jeans to work and have a fairly dusty environment so I wanted to avoid that.
Also, does it hurt to stretch it or should I let the knee remain static? I don't want to tear anything when it's almost healed.
 

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I'd go to the doctor and have it checked asap if bone is visible in that size area...just in case. I've heard that you want to keep bone moist for proper healing. Neosporin and a bandage seems like a good idea, but I'd see a doctor asap. Not sure about the stretching....kinda depends on if it causes the skin to pull apart at the wound and if there is any other damage.
 

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i scraped my knee also and my arm. i did a test on my self. on my knee i kept it moist with neosporin and on my arm i let it dry and my leg healed faster by 3 days. but it says on neosprin to not apply on deep cuts.
 

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You are out of your "primary closure window now", but in the future, when you cut skin down to bone, htere can be a gap of defect when it heals, as the "stuff" well call it, underneath hasn't been approximated.

Next time, I'd say: see an ER Doc.


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You are out of your "primary closure window now", but in the future, when you cut skin down to bone, htere can be a gap of defect when it heals, as the "stuff" well call it, underneath hasn't been approximated.

Next time, I'd say: see an ER Doc.

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Kinda what I recall hearing, and that you want the stuff under the skin to heal and fill the wound void. Watched some show about a guy who was attacked by a Mt Lion and they had to re-attach most of his scalp and graft some skin on in places to cover his exposed skullbone. :eekster:
 

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im still recovering from the same injury dude.
its been... close to 3 weeks now
ive been leaving it open to dry whenever possible. but yeah patch it up in dusty environments only...
Don't try to bend your knees... it'll rip... just keep it striaght for the next few weeks and let your body do the healing.
Eat as much healthy foods as possible... and sleep more
 
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