I have a TPF and will need a TKR. I was told by a surgeon to come back when I could no longer stand the pain from arthritis and
he would give me a TKR. I hope to put it off for at least 5-10 years. Now here is a question- is a TPF considered a catastrophic accident. I have found the following " A catastrophic injury is an extremely serious injury resulting in a permanent disability long lasting medical condition. It tpically affects at least one system of the body and is very painful.' I take codiene contin twice daily for the pain. Any ideas are appreciated.