Reply To: How does past GBS affect joint replacement?

February 26, 2016 at 8:19 am

My mom, age 82, has been diagnosed with CIDP since 2002. She has been on prednisone and receives IVIG infusions. She has responded to treatment, but is suffering from severe arthritis in her knees. She has just relocated to live near me, and we visited an orthopedic surgeon about her knees. He believes she may be a candidate for a knee replacement. We will be talking to her neurologist next week, but I was wondering if anyone could share his or her experience with joint replacement with CIDP or GBS. Specifically, I would like to ask the Cat Lady if she could share more details about the challenges she is having with her recovery.