I have been putting off having a toatl knee replacement for the last year and have been putting it off... Over this time the pain has become extremely bad... Have tried nsaids, perscription nsaids, multiple cortisone injection and injections of orthovisc... Nothing is helping as the pain gets worse and worse. Had x-rays taken and have nothing but bone hitting bone at this time. Earliest I can have this surgery done will be this spring. My orthopedic surgeon has put me on norco to cut the pain until I can have the replacement done. Was putting me on norco a good idea for several months until I can have surgery? Just took my first norco tablet about 15 minutes ago so feel no results as of yet? Please let me know? Thank you! Happy holidays to all!