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Bill_0077

885d

I have chronic knee and shoulders pains. I usually get cortisone shots but they don’t last that long. Should I ask the doctor to do the shoulders and knee replacements?

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    • Bill_0077

      876d

      I’ll bring that up to the surgeon when I see him next month.

    • Bill_0077

      876d

      I’ll bring that up to the surgeon when I see him next month.

    • Hammy

      876d

      I was told cortisone shots can actually cause more arthritis in your joints (from orthopedic surgeon). I've had 9 knee surgeries. I would maybe see if they would do an exploratory surgery and see if they find something causing your pain

    • Bill_0077

      876d

      👍

    • Sheeba

      876d

      No you shouldn't. Those are saved for last ditch efforts. Usually for people who are bone on bone. I have terrible OA in my knees, shoulders, back, ankles, hips, and left wrist was fused last August from OA. They can't replace wrists so they fuse them. I have cortisone shots too and don't always work. That doesn't mean you need joint replacements. You can always ask for a viscous injection. Those lubricate the joints allow them to move more freely and without grinding. I get what's called a Durolane injection as well. It's just all five shots of Supartz all in one. Those can only be given every six months. Cortisone is only every four months.

    • Bill_0077

      881d

      Thanks for sharing your stories.

    • Bill_0077

      881d

      👍

    • Morticia

      881d

      Osteoarthritis in my right knee, cortisone shot didn't work for me at all, followed up with a lubricating shot the consistency of honey... a month later I'm feeling at least a 50% improvement. I have to compare my behavior from current to about a month ago, I'm not sobbing on the inside, I'm standing longer and able to handle things better. It's a very slow improvement, but it's still improvement.

    • Isabella

      881d

      Hi, a few years ago I consulted with my attending physician regarding joint replacement surgery. I realized that there are a number of different types of surgery (full / partial replacement) and that they serve as a last resort. It seems to me worthwhile to consult with him, depending on the severity of the disease in the joint and the therapeutic alternatives that can be offered.

    • Bill_0077

      885d

      I appreciate what you wrote. I’ll ask if they have something new.

    • pollyanna68

      885d

      I have had 5 knee replacements one at a time. You should see on orthopedic doctor and get an opinion the might have something new out

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