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Old 03-01-2010, 10:18 AM   #1
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Anyone with RA had fusion surgery for pronated foot..concerned about being off meds

This is my first post, but i have been reading for a while and really appreciate this board.
I have had numerous other surgeries due to RA and am considering the surgery for a badly pronated left foot. I saw an orthopedic surgeon at Washington U. in St. Louis and he said I would need to be off of Enbrel and anti-inflammatory for 6 weeks.
I had a fusion in my lower back and 2 in my neck previously [1990 & 1999] and they neither one fused well. I still was better afterwards, but both doctors said they had hoped for a better fusion.
My point is, I know I have to stop these 2 meds, but he said possibly the methrotrexate also and I was wondering if anyone has any first hand experience with being offs meds for 6 weeks. Also how did your fusion do?

 
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