I suddenly got a red patch on my shin about two inches by six inches. At first it itched, then when I put a hydrocortisone cream on it it stopped. I ve had a cortisone shot, and now am applying triamcinolone acetonide cream. No one has made a diagnosis. I am 77 years old, and from my family medical guide I think it may be degenerative purpura. Am I correct, and will I still be able to get my knee implant on that leg in ten days? It s HARD to see a real doctor out here in the boonies!
hi you have a red patch 2 x 6" where itching has stopped on application of steroid cream. In my opinion itching stops with steroid cream in all conditions but that is not diagnosis or treatment. I would advice you to undergo certain blood tests Like CBC. PT and PTTK to note any infection or bleeding disorder. If the tests are normal the I don't see any reason as to why you cannot have knee replacement.
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