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It isn’t just a concern for women. My leg is horrible to look at because of the compartment syndrome. Two huge, ugly wounds on my lower leg, the scars at my knee from the repair, the scars in my lower leg and thigh from the temporary external fixator, and then the very large skin graft donor sight (for the fasciotomy openings) that starts at my knee and ends above my hip. When my wife first saw all of this I know she through it was gross (although she would never say so) and she was afraid to do anything that might lead to injury. It also was a concern for me.
Sex is not nearly as active as before. However, she has to do all the work now which isn’t such a bad thing! Things should get better once I can get to weight bearing but it is certainly challenging for now.