Just thought I would revist and update as I get a lot of people messaging me to ask on my progress and if I would recommend the procedure.
I wrote this then came to site to post so apologies for repetition(and spelling)
I had the kinespring implant in march 2011 and have had mobility from april onwards.
I can now walk or cycle any distance without pain.
My Op was at 10 am I was wide awake and not groggy after the general anesthetic by 12.
my anaethist had disabled the nerve in my leg and explained it would come back at 8pm, it didnt come back and listen to me until 8:30.
I needed crutches for first week although I could get about without them if careful.
The operation was virtually painless an I was off drugs and painkillers at 10 days.
I am still not able to run but that is probably just down to relearning.
Kneeling on the knee has comeback slowly but still causes some numbness but no pain.
I saw it as a reversible procedure if unsuccessful but am satsified with the result.
I would recommend the procedure for anyone losing mobility due to knee pain with very few drawbacks.
They would be the few months of rehab and occasional pain when knocked.
Good Luck if you choose to go this route.