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Knee Pain and Swellling PRIOR to surgery

sparkledctssparkledct Posts: 120
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:42 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I have my ACDF scheduled for Thursday. My back pain has been terrible (to the point where I am struggling to stand up strait) and my knees have been hurting (for about 2 weeks) which they usually dont. Well on Saturday I had two knots above my kneecap (picture a gold ball but in half, sort of like that size). This has not happened before and I just wondered if anyone with either cervical or lower lumbar spinal issues has had an issue with their knees (especially before surgery) I am already stressed out enough so I figure I really do not need this right now LOL.
Any thoughts will be appreciated.



  • Did they prescribe any new medications (prescription or non-prescription) for you to start taking before the surgery which you could be allergic to?

    I was instructed to start taking Calcium (ie Caltrate) and a multivitamin for two-weeks prior to my surgery date.

    When I found out I was allergic to penicillin, my wrists and ankles swelled up and I had a high fever.

    Good Luck with the ACDF
  • The only thing new they gave me was Xanax and that was last week. The knee pain started before that. I am sure it is not helping that I am not taking my pain/muscle meds. But the knees had me a bit freaked when I noticed they were swelled. Pain does not scare me cause I am use to it but the weird swelling was something. Having trouble standing between my back and knees so I am worried about after surgery when I NEED to walk. Darn it, just my luck.
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