Advice about steroid injections in other joints after total knee replacements.
Hi I have osteoarthritis in both knees (severely, both need replacing) and in one shoulder and both thumbs. I have steroid injections in both knees and one shoulder every three months (last ones were in November 21).
I have been told I can have the first knee replaced in March 22. I know I can’t have steroid injections prior to surgery due to risks of infection. But, as I have severe pain in the other knee too I wonder after the new knee is fitted ‘when’ I can have the injections in the other knee and my shoulder? I can only find information/research on pre op injection advice and I don’t want steroid injections in the new knee post surgery. Would anyone be able to advise me please? I can’t get through to the surgeon to ask.