** Originally posted by sjreis **
My PA is quite bad and even though I a only 42, I am needing both of my knees replaced. I can no longer walk more than a block at a time and cannot even go to the grocery store for my family. My ortho has agreed that the damage to my knee joints is very extensive and I need to have total knee replacements.
Here's the problem.....I have pretty bad psoriasis on my knees and the dr. does not want to cut through it. He says it puts me at a great risk for infection. Has anyone on here has this problem or had the surgery even though there is psoriasis on the knees? Please help.....I really can't wait much longer and I'm at a breaking point. I currently take Enbrel and do light treatments which helps the psoriasis, but does not eliviate it altogether.