I also have another complication and that is with pain. I have had chronic pain for a long time and went through many trials of different types of treatments. This mostly was for my spine. I have had failed spine surgery sx since 2005.I have had 3 spine surgeries, 3 knee surgeries and foot surgery all before my LTKR. Now it is one shoulder. Bottom line is i am the patient Drs. dread. I am lietrate for medication therapy and when i had my knee done, i had a hard time controlling pain. I can take alittle Motrin but it causes GI issues and Tylenol has not been terribly helpful. I also have Fibromyalgia ( another favorite for Drs!) so i am trying to plan ahead. I know swelling was a big issue for the knee so is that the same with shoulders? sorry this is long.