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Date: 13.10.2011
From: ant

Subject: operation and biologics

hi guys, ive got to have an opp on torn cartilage in right knee, just wondered if anyone could tell me how long before you have to come off your meds for before u have the operation? or if anyone esle has had ops and what they done meds wise? im on mtx and enbrel?
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Date: 13.10.2011
From: wendy

Subject: Re: operation and biologics

sorry cant help you ant xx
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Date: 19.10.2011
From: Ingrid

Subject: Re: operation and biologics

When I had my op I stopped methotrexate a week before and missed one injection of enbrel.Normally you will be told when to stop meds when you have your pre op assessment. What you might find whilst in hospital is you will be given an infusion of anti biotics as because of the meds you are on you are at high risk of infection.Infact they are so worried about you catching an infection in hospital they will discharge as soon as they can!! Good luck and hope it all goes well.
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Date: 19.10.2011
From: Creswick

Subject: Re: operation and biologics

Hi

I had an operation on my foot and not only stayed on my Enbrel and Leflunomide but rheumatogist gave me steroid injections to both my knees to help me through!! That was three months ago and I had absolutely on problem at all.
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Date: 19.10.2011
From: davina

Subject: Re: operation and biologics

hi ant i'm also on enbral and been told i need to be off it for 2 weeks before i have any sort of operation and 2 weeks after more if you get an infection.(hopefully not)
mtx is about the same 2-1 week off. hope all goes well. take care x
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