My experience in regards to surgery is not with Humira but Remicade. Since both are in the same family of drugs, then I would guess that the same recommendations would apply. Also, my experience was in the beginning of 2005, and further evidence about
risks might have surfaced since then.
I was going to have hip replacement surgery. I was on Remicade and Imuran. My GI said I should keep getting my infusions because it would keep the inflammation down. The ortho who was going to do the hip replacement was adament I stop the Remicade and the Imuran. He said that he had operated on a lot of patients on Remicade [rheumatoid arthritis patients] and that their healing was delayed significantly because of the Remicade.
How was that for a NON answer? I think you are going to have to trust the surgeon on this one.
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