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 Post subject: Re: My Journey with a bum shoulder - post surgery [updated]
Post Posted: Nov 6, 2017 12:32 pm 
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I never asked...oops! But in some previous research, I think that I read that they should last
about 15 or 20 years. And of course that would be dependent upon how much you use or abuse them.
It really is fantastic not to have the pain! I actually forget that they aren't actually my own!
You would never regret doing this, really! And as gettinold commented, I need to take Amoxicillin
prior to any dental procedures which isn't a big deal.


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what does an artificial shoulder joint have to with dental work ?

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I am not entirely sure, but it is my understanding that any time dental work is performed (even a cleaning), there can be some abrasion to the gum and therefore bacteria can get into your bloodstream. And a joint replacement is always susceptible for a joint infection! There are different theories out there, especially questioning how many years afterwards does one need to pop the antibiotics, but in my case I would rather be safe than sorry.


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I read this on WebMD

For at least 2 years after your surgery, your doctor may want you to take antibiotics before dental work or any invasive medical procedure. This is to help prevent infection around your shoulder replacement. After 2 years, your doctor and dentist will decide whether you still need to take antibiotics. Your general health and the state of your other health conditions will help them decide.

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I wasn't too far off base! I have asked some of my joint doctors about how long I needed to do this and they all preferred that I continue to pre-medicate before all dental procedures...forever! Thank goodness antibiotics are cheap! LOL!!! Thanks, Angela, for checking into this and passing along this info as well! How long does your shoulder doc think you have before you will need surgery? In my situation I decided that the surgery for me was "inevitable" anyway, so I chose not to procrastinate but to start enjoying life with happy shoulders rather than continue to suffer for a few months longer! It was going to happen, so what was the point in waiting? Thanks again and I hope you are having a nice evening! Lori


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Basically he said that if we can get me quality life with shots and popping tramadol from time to time, then I don't need to do anything. Once those things are no longer working, then it is time to consider it.

I would think with all your joint replacements, you are a high risk for infection, so doing it always is a good idea. My husband (retired from medicine) said that the joints no longer have blood flow (which carries white cells to fight infection), so risk of infection is a big concern. that makes sense.

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A very interesting article to read before considering surgery
http://www.amjorthopedics.com/home/arti ... cuff+tears

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highaltitudedreams wrote:
A very interesting article to read before considering surgery
http://www.amjorthopedics.com/home/arti ... cuff+tears


thanks, for me, I already had rotator cuff repair done 3 years ago. My ongoing issue is arthritis which continues to cause pain. I put if off for 10 years and I mus say that knowing how much improvement I had afterwards, I wish I had not waited so long.

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Turmeric can be a wonder cure for inflammatory pain but even if it's not, the stuff will help but short & long term.

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Hi everybody! Now that I have happy joints and a pain-free back, are there any suggestions about arthritis in the hands?
It's weird, when I awake in the morning my hands can barely function and are slightly swollen.
And this came on rather suddenly, like within just the past few weeks! Will Tumeric help?


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lawdy, girl....you should definitely see your doc about this. it could be reaction to some supplement or medication or surgery. Best to know the cause.

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Any other comments about using Tumeric? And how many mg are we talking about? I just checked and there is a lot of it
being sold on eBay too. I wonder if it might also be available at the large vitamin and/or supplement stores!


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