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Offline marco4432

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Dr recommends TKR need info on ketamine compound cream
« on: August 27, 2012, 10:23:43 PM »
Hi All

Before I commit to a TKR, does anyone have any information on compound cream, as in specific ingredients to help with the pain, as in ketamine, diflonac ect, It would be greatly appreciated if any one knows of the best combination of meds to help with chronic knee pain due to osteoartiritis.

Thanks
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Offline knee2no

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Re: Dr recommends TKR need info on ketamine compound cream
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2012, 08:06:13 PM »
I have a bottle compounded by pharmacy: ketam/bupiv/cyclo/diclof/gaba and I cant tell if I have applied it or not as there no difference.



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Re: Dr recommends TKR need info on ketamine compound cream
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2012, 11:20:52 PM »
I have tried the diclofenac cream, but it was messy, needed to be applied 6 times a day, and made very little if any difference.  I think it is more for those whose arthritis is in the early stages and don't want to take oral inflammatories rather than for the later stages of an arthritic joint.  If they are talking TKR, diclofenac cream really isn't going to be an effective alternative.

Good luck :)

Linda
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right PKR June 2010
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