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I am still have terrible pain 2 yrs after tkr surgery, should I get cortisone injections?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ario Kiarash
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Need eval

If the pain is in the artificial knee it has to be evaluated for loosening, infection, instability, possible knee cap malfunction, or very rarely metal allergy.
If the pain is along the inside and just over the top of the shin bone, it may be pes anseurene bursitis. Only in this condition injection may be warranted. You need to be evaluated by your orthopaedic surgeon.

In brief: Need eval

If the pain is in the artificial knee it has to be evaluated for loosening, infection, instability, possible knee cap malfunction, or very rarely metal allergy.
If the pain is along the inside and just over the top of the shin bone, it may be pes anseurene bursitis. Only in this condition injection may be warranted. You need to be evaluated by your orthopaedic surgeon.
Dr. Ario Kiarash
Dr. Ario Kiarash
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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Agree with above comment. In general, cortisone injections are discouraged into a joint that has been replaced.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Your knee is artificial and is unlikely to reapond to a cortisone shot.

In brief: No

Your knee is artificial and is unlikely to reapond to a cortisone shot.
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No

Severe pain 2 years after total knee replacement is rare.
Cortisone injections are helpful in the native knee and are almost always contraindicated in knee replacements. There are dozens of potential causes of your pain. Sometimes it is obvious why there is pain and other times it is extremely difficult. Consult your surgeon, or seek a second opinion regarding the source of the pain.

In brief: No

Severe pain 2 years after total knee replacement is rare.
Cortisone injections are helpful in the native knee and are almost always contraindicated in knee replacements. There are dozens of potential causes of your pain. Sometimes it is obvious why there is pain and other times it is extremely difficult. Consult your surgeon, or seek a second opinion regarding the source of the pain.
Dr. Joel McClurg
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