Hi, 8 years ago I started taking Enbrel. I had a bad knee injury in HS and years later developed arthritis in my right knee. I do not have arthritis in any other joints. Nothing worked to take the swelling out of my knee and it was very difficult to walk. My RA doctor prescribed Enbrel and it has been amazing for me. No side effects and my knee inflammation disappeared. Overtime however my knee was deteriorating. I asked my RA doctor if a knee replacement would get me off the Enbrel. He said no. I would still need to take the shots and that my arthritis is an auto immune issue. 6 months later I went to see my RA doctor again but he was not in. The RA doctor in his place that day told me that yes, if I don't have arthritis in any other joints, a knee replacement will get rid of my arthritis and I could go off the Enbrel. Well, I had my knee replaced last week. It is still very swollen so it's hard for me to tell if it's from the surgery or because I am off the Enbrel. Has anyone experienced this? Had a knee replacement and was able to stop Enbrel? Or had a knee replacement but still had to continue on Enbrel?
Stuart in Ohio
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