Knee replacement with post traumatic osteoarthritis

Posted by rtbadleg @rtbadleg, Sat, Feb 16 1:07am

I have a knee that needs replacement but also do to a severe accident I have a titanium rod from hip to knee. I was given a cortisone injection into the knee capsule and can not have surgery for 3 mos I have been told. I have extreme pain at times in the knee and need to know how to immobilize the knee so I can survive till surgery. I have a farm and must do the work there is no one else. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks

I know it hurts “a little” but a minute of pain looks alot more appealing than the months of pain from a knee replacement. Lol

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@dkapustin

Probably a silly question but how bad does the cortisone shot hurt? I just had my right knee replaced on 1-23-2019 and am having a slow recovery. I know I'll probably have to get Cortisone shots for the left knee ( once the surgeon approves) because I'm using all of my PT this year for my right knee (outpatient, I get 30 sessions) My friend says they hurt for a minute which beats months of post op pain but I just wanted to hear the pain level from someone else!

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@dkapustin I have had many cortisone shots, both knees, and both hips, from many different doctors. I did also have Synvisc shots for my knees and those did hurt a bit, briefly. For me though, they helped enough to definitely be worth it. They tend to do Synvisc when the cortisone no longer helps much.
If you do find yourself getting Synvisc at some point, I personally prefer the three weekly shots over the one shot. I know a few other people who have found that to help more also.
JK

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@contentandwell

@dkapustin I have had many cortisone shots, both knees, and both hips, from many different doctors. I did also have Synvisc shots for my knees and those did hurt a bit, briefly. For me though, they helped enough to definitely be worth it. They tend to do Synvisc when the cortisone no longer helps much.
If you do find yourself getting Synvisc at some point, I personally prefer the three weekly shots over the one shot. I know a few other people who have found that to help more also.
JK

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Good to know, thank you!

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