Total Knee Replacement and Pain Management
Well, the right knee has given it up. I have had cortisone and synthetic cartilage injections for years and its time for a total knee replacement. Pain management has become an issue. I can not take steroids or NSAIDS due to my bypass. Norco/Percocet tablets cause severe gastric burning and pain. Those of you who had Roux-en-Y bypass, what did you do for your pain? I walk 8-9 hours a day for work. Thanks in advance for any advice!
Sadly, I take NSAIDS for pain control. I, too, spend all day on my feet at work (7-10 hours, daily). I am just waiting to book an appointment with my knee surgeon for cortisone injections. I have had both knees scoped in the last 9 months. As a result of being still, I've gained about 40 pounds and it MUST come off.