I’m new to this, having stumbled across this forum whilst researching. Forgive me if I just blurt it all out, there’s a lot going on!
Background: I’m (have been) very active, running marathons, triathlons and so on. I have experienced knee pain on and off for years and eventually, having tried everything and not finding a definitive answer, I saw an orthopaedic consultant in the summer. He looked at my x-ray and said I have osteoarthritis.
As I am 45, I’m too young for knee replacement and he suggested an osteotomy. I was stunned and upset because this seems as if it will put an end to my active lifestyle (I work in this area too, so my career as well).
I can’t really find any information about people having this surgery and returning to previous activity levels. My consultant stressed that this is about getting me ‘pain-free’ and not about getting me running. I understand this, but want to feel informed and know what I’m getting into (I’m also a parent, I want to be able to play with my child).
Has anyone been through this and feels able to share their experience and the outcomes?
I have other questions and concerns, but I think that’s enough for now!