Hello JT10,I'm 6.5 months into my MFX. Pain and swelling improving ... but very slowly. I'm still feeling like a cripple. My OS did a post-op MRI after less than 5 months and told me the surgery was both a success and a failure ... .He suggested 3 shots of Orthovisc, a repeat MFX or a total knee replacement.I've seen two additional OS, one shot me up with cortizone and the other said to give the MFX another month healing time and also talked about a total knee replacement. Both these guys have Hip and Knee replacement practices.My advice ... get a 2nd and 3rd opinion from a Sports Medicine Doctor as well as a Cartiladge specialist.Good luck.