Knee replacement surgery and UC...

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kops2da
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   Posted 7/7/2008 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   
My orthopedic surgeon said NO knee replacement surgery while I am bleeding from UC.
Has anyone here ever had such elective surgery - knee replacement, hip, etc. with UC.  I have been treating UC with Canasa for 31 days - not a lot of help.  Seeing NP on Wednesday and want to find out if others here have had surgery and what the criteria would be for surgery - remission??
I need the knee surgery but do not want to risk my life with bleeding (which I have daily), etc and having to take Cumadin for a while.
ElaineNY

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jujub
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   Posted 7/7/2008 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I had ortho surgery while in a mild flare, but it wasn't elective. I also didn't have to take Coumadin, but did have to wear elastic stockings for a few days. Is the Coumadin routine for knee replacement?
Judy
 
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kops2da
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   Posted 7/7/2008 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been to two OS and they both give Cumadin or other blood thinner for a time after surgery to prevent blood clots along with the TED stockings, etc.  I have to talk to my surgeon and find out more.  I expect the two doctors will consult each other.  Just wondering who else may have had this surgery - all knee and hip replacement, etc. is elective.  We don't have to have it so they seem more careful about whom they do - especially, maybe, Medicare patients.  Elaine

68 old lady
New UC (with rectal bleeding and diarrhea)- 2 months ago, colonoscopy showed mild
UC rectal and little above.
Using Canasa 1000mg. once a day
Probiotic Primal Defense
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax
Lipitor
 
 
 
 

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