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imgetinold

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Cortisone in unrelated joint
« on: January 06, 2012, 02:15:22 AM »
So, I go in next Wednesday (yes....I have the jitters).  But, quite independently, I developed a pretty acute case of elbow tendonitis in my left elbow about a month ago.  I hit the heavy bag for - literally - 10 jabs Sunday morning while lifting weights.  That night it started hurting, and has hurt pretty much nonstop since.  If I ice and take Advil, is is a little better but never has gone away.

So........does anyone know what restrictions there are for getting cortisone shots in an unrelated body part any time during recovery?  Does it affect the bone ingrowth to the implant?  Anyone?  Bueller?
Andy - Right Biomet uncemented HR with Dr. Gross on 1/11/2012......GO BOILERS!

Aerial

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Re: Cortisone in unrelated joint
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 02:50:37 AM »
Don't know the answer but good luck.  Your day is getting close!
Right hip resurfacing with Dr. Gross on 12/5/11!

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Re: Cortisone in unrelated joint
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 03:03:44 AM »
You are fine to get a cortisone shot in an unrelated joint. I am two weeks behind you with Dr. Gross and I called Nancy last week to ask about getting a cortisone shot in my right shoulder which is hurting me worse than anything else at the moment...she said it was fine. Just no injections of any kind in the hip within 6 weeks of surgery.

I would take care of it now if it is really bothering you because you won't have the chance for a while after.

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Re: Cortisone in unrelated joint
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2012, 03:17:53 AM »
Good luck with the surgery with Dr. Gross!  I was there 10 months ago and wow do I feel GREAT.  you will be SO glad you got it fixed!!! 

I don't know how nervous you are.. I was really stressed about surgery... and now having been through it.. if/when I need to do the other side..I wouldn't stress a bit about it. 
Sean
Dr. Gross- Biomet uncemented, 2/23/11

imgetinold

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Re: Cortisone in unrelated joint
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2012, 03:24:39 AM »
I am VERY stressed....particularly because my hip has been behaving pretty good lately.  I know it's because my activity level is about 1/4 of what I would normally do.  But, yes, anxiety is building.
Andy - Right Biomet uncemented HR with Dr. Gross on 1/11/2012......GO BOILERS!

mslendzion

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Re: Cortisone in unrelated joint
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2012, 03:32:19 AM »
I totally get the anxiety. Also the stress of getting my job\work in order by tomorrow is also adding to the mix.
Left BHR 1/9/12 Dr. Schmitt

imgetinold

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Re: Cortisone in unrelated joint
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2012, 12:26:18 PM »
Good luck!  Post on how you're doing!
Andy - Right Biomet uncemented HR with Dr. Gross on 1/11/2012......GO BOILERS!

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Re: Cortisone in unrelated joint
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2012, 12:41:35 PM »
good luck
I am due in the same day op next morning early
feel same as you,too late to bottle it now
i have been trying the youtube meditation videos to relax my mind
works for me
stay strong
marcus

Dan L

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Re: Cortisone in unrelated joint
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2012, 05:43:19 PM »
I was told to avoid the injections all together after my BHR; my surgeon suggested to avoid them due to chance of infection, because once you have an implant, infection can be extremely hazardous, and extraordinaily difficult to resolve, as it homes in on your artificial joint.  I believe there are some stories in this site about infections and difficulties that ended up badly with revision surgery and very lenghty stays in the hospital.

Just one approach, but for those paranoid about a revision, like me, something I'm going to try and follow.

Hope it helps.
LBHR Dr Brooks, 10/2011; RBHR 2/2012

 

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