X-ray knee results show Bone to bone help

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Had issues with steps as I climb them a lot had X-ray got a call over weekend from dr saying it's bone to bone she going to start with injection??? Really not like needles is there a better way !!!

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    If I were you, I would go with the injection and see if it helps.  If you are now bone on bone, the definitive treatment will be a total knee replacement, but if you can avoid that for a while with injections all the better. . . I don't think the injections are really that bad . . I had something similar in the shoulder, and although unpleasant, not really a bit problem.  the total knee replacement is really not your first option as long as you can avoid it, but if it comes to that, well after a few months you'll be as new again!

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    Debra

    Don't worry I've had 4 cortisone injections they aren't very

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    Rob x

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    The sinvisc shots lasted 12 months, but the euflexxa only 3 or less.  They give you a numbing agent as well as a numbing shot after that so the actual injection is not a big deal.
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    If it's bone to bone, then ultimately you will need a knee replacement.  I had a few Synvist injections, and they weren't bad.  Just don't look.  Mine were effective for 6 months.  I was told that you can have a maximum of 3 before problems start to occur.

    I finally decided to have a TKR, even though I was a couple of years away from really needing it.  I'm 60, and I figured that I'm not getting any younger, so I might as well get it over with because the younger you are, the quicker you heal (generally speaking).

    I'd suggest having it done once, then seeing how long it lasts.  If not very long, schedule the TKR.  You're only prolonging the inevitable.

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    1. Yes you will eventually need a knee replacement.

    2. SynVisc worked for me for many, many years.  Three shots (days 1, 8 and 15) and you're good for up to a year.  GREAT way to put off a TKR...for a while.

    3. Consideration...  I did my TKR at 68 while I was still strong enough to do the rehab.  I would NOT put it off until I'm 80 or more.  If you're younger, the goal of PT is to give you back full range of motion, rebuild your strength and walk normally so you can go on with your life.  At 85, the goal of PT is to get you from bed to the bathroom, the kitchen and back to bed again.  Not much of a life but then again, the elderly almost exclusively (yes ythere are exceptions) cannot do the intense rehab required for a full recovery.  Think about that.

    So consider age, pain and recovery in your decision.  A couple of needle sticks should not influence you...ever.

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