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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Severe arthritis pain after surgery
My father had a hernia repair done approx 3 months ago and an eye surgery about a month ago. He is in severe pain (never had arthritic pain before). He went to see a bone doc here in our small town and he said it had to do with the anesthesia he had for the two surgeries. He is now in physical therapy for the pain. He looks awful and is normally not a complainer. I have never heard of this before. Is it more common than we know or is this just a strange occurence? My father also drinks heavily and I wasn`t sure if that had something to do with it. Thank you.
You haven't provided much detail about the pain your father is experiencing so its hard to form any opinion about what might be causing it.
There is no connection I am aware of between "arthritic pain" and previous anesthesia.
Gareth S Kantor, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University