Thank you for accepting me in this group. I have had worsening osteoarthritis in my knees for years. A month or so ago my consultant agreed to two partial replacements (PTF) but has changed his mind having studied my recent MRI. He now considers the rest of the joint not healthy enough so a partial replacement now will need to be revised in a few years to come.He will not do a full replacement until my condition gets a lot worse.
I would be interested to hear other people’s experiences. I have had to give up all sport and have constant pain. Whilst not too severe it does get me down but it is the inability to play sport that really gets me down. What I really struggle to comprehend is the messaging from my consultant who persistently maintains that there is a strong likelihood that my situation will be worse after surgery. This is not the experience a get on a regular basis from people I meet who have had TKR. I do of course realise that outcomes are not guaranteed and that there can be complications with any surgery.
Any thoughts, comments, advice would be welcome.
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