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I have had 2 hip replacements done one in december and 2nd in middle of february. I am still in recovery from them but was trying to go walks and after l could manage a couple of miles when l got home my knee's were in so much pain and swollen and l could barley walk for a while after it or climb stairs. I thought it was just all to do with my hip replacements but as times went by l am still getting pain walking so went back to my gp who sent me for xrays of my hips and knee's. I was called back a week later to be told l have OA in both knee's he said they are both severly scarred. I have been reffered back to the hospital that done my hips and have an appointment next week. I have no idea what this means for me does it mean l might need knee replacements as well or is the keyhole surgery that they go in and clean out the knee's an option?
The doctor said l will know how badit is with the level of pain and it will be the surgeon that knows best but they might try injections.
I need help what is the injections for to reduce the pain but in the longrun l still will need replacements.
Any help would be great.
I don't know what he means by severe scarring do l have cartliage left or not or is it the same as my hips were as they were bone to bone and thats why l needed replacements.
I am not scared if l do need replacement as its got to the stage l have been in this state for si long l just want to be normal again. I have been off my work since november last year and have lost all my confidence as l have been stuck at home for so long. Don't get me wrong l can drive again and walk small amounts but l am limited to that and l can't go back to work as l am unable to sit fir more than 3hrs on a chair without being in pain in my back and hips and my job is sitting at a desk for 7 hrs.
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