I'm 63 and try to keep fit swimming four times a week with a water exercise session too. I support my mid- 20s disabled son with high level wheelchair boccia (bowling); this involves stretching, picking up balls etc. Knee problems started over 30 years ago and the latest surgery was about tbe 16/17th procedure. Padt ones inc bil lateral releases, open meniscal repair, bil plica excision and multiple arrhroscopic tear removals. Oa knees, hips and spine plus osteoporosis. Not sure how the latterwill affect mfx recovery. I'm going for my first physio appointment tomorrow, luckily at the uk orthopaedic hospital where surgery was performed. I'v had one leg rebandaged in a compression bandage again yester by gp nurse who says it must stay for another week to prevent re-occurence of bleeding - this is the very crackly knee. I'v read so much on web since op but all advice and support appreciated. Thanks all! xx!