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Was Diagnosed With AS At 61 After Having Many Joint Surgeries And Back Injections For Over 12 Years.

Was Diagnosed With AS At 61 After Having Many Joint Surgeries And Back Injections For Over 12 Years.

I even saw a rheumatologist 13 years ago but he did not do a HBL-27 test. Having more and more joint problems now with both shoulders, wrists and weakness and pain in fingers. After 3 knee replacements, I still have pain and swelling in my knees. I have not read much about AS and knee replacements or thumb replacements. Is that an unusual occurrence? Plus, I am very disappointed in the majority of doctors I have seen through the years who didn’t seem to have a clue about AS.

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I don’t know about knee replacements but luckily that could be done. Not so easy to get a new spine right?

posted 12 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Many Doctor’s don’t have a clue. Took me several different clinics in both California and Wa State to find one.

posted about 1 year ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Yes, I have the gene HBLA - 27

posted about 1 year ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Very interesting. Did you have a gene test? If so, was it positive?

posted about 1 year ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Bonnie,
SimPoni Aria is another biologic like Remicade. This is the 4th biologic I have tried. MyRheumatologist is trying Methotrexate because nothing else has helped me.

posted about 1 year ago
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