Hi all. I have posted under the arthrofibrosis section of this board but I am contemplating a TKR. I am almost 40 years old. I have had multiple operations on my right knee. Of course hindsight is 20/20- I really wish I would have had a TKR from the start but I can't turn back time.
I started with a sports medicine MD and he advised totally against a TKR. I was 38 when I had a menicus transplant, osteotomy to realign my femur and several other cartilage grafts. To make a long story short, I have had major extension loss and patella issues. My flexion isn't too bad 108 degrees. I can function. My problem is that I still have a significant amount of pain. I do have joint space since the major surgery.
I have had 2- 2nd opinions. One was another sports med/ortho that said that a TKR would help address most of my issues but they wouldn't do the surgery so referred me to another MD. I have travelled to Cincinnati to St. Louis, MO. Yesterday I saw a bone/joint specialist. He said that the TKR may or may not totally fix all my issues. I realize that every case is unique. Mine is especially unique. With the possiblity of it helping one part of me wants to proceed and then the other says no. Does anyone have similar experience? Any feedback would be appreciated.