Posted by: | 2017/09/18



I have arthritis on both my knees and causing cartilage loosing in and around my knees causing extreme pain. I have gone for surplasyn twice now(lasting about 8 months) and my doctor will be injecting both my knees again this time. If he does both knees will I be on crutches and how long will the recovery time be at home ( sick leave from home)

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Arthritis expert
- 2017/09/21

If the injections give relief for 8 months or so, you should continue to take them.

The surgeons usually operate on one knee at a time with a 6 week or so interval.
You may take up to 2 weeks for recovery per knee but will still have some restriction in certain activities. You will need crutches for a short time only.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2017/09/18

Regarding above question I would like to know if I get scopes done on both my knees what will the outcome be and obviously recovery at home, the surplasyn will be done on the same day.

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