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Monday, January 31, 2011 smartlady122, Community Member, asks

Q: I know I need replacement surgery on both my knees as I have been through so many injections etc. and I am still only barely mobile,and have pain 24/7 in knees and lower back OA

  <p>my problem is I cannot find anyone that will do the surgery</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I have been to 5 different orthopedic surgeons in my town/city and each one has given me treatments of cortisone shots and epidural steriods shots in my back.Also the last time I had the knee injections,he injected what felt like the bone itself as it was massive pain but I had not experienced that before and I have had a few of them so now I am living with the pain as I have had chronic back pain for many years,and now in my knees .....I take MS Cotin for pain and it doesn't help much at all ....<img title="Cry" src="http://www.healthcentral.com/common/c/javascripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-cry.gif" border="0" alt="Cry" /></p>

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V, Health Guide
2/ 2/11 10:20pm

Why are the doctors you have seen refusing to do the surgery?  Do they say you are too young to do the surgery, or do you have another medical condtion they are concerned about?

 

I have severe OA in both knees, and my doc doesn't want to do surgery until I turn 60. I also have DDD and bulging disc in cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. I know how the pain can control your life. So sorry your pain meds are not working.

 

Have you told the docs your pain medication is not working anymore?  You might need to see a pain management specialist.  I am not a doctor...just sharing ideas.

 

Peace,

V

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By smartlady122, Community Member— Last Modified: 02/02/11, First Published: 01/31/11