The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: Lilmagic on March 24, 2010, 01:08:29 PM

Title: Alternatives to PKR/TKR in UK
Post by: Lilmagic on March 24, 2010, 01:08:29 PM
HI All,

Just found this site. I've had a bit of a look around, but can't find the info I want I'm afraid, my apologies if I've missed it somewhere.

I have OA of both knees, wrists, hands and shoulders at present. My knees by far the biggest problem and I had an arthroscpoic lavage of my left knee about 10 weeks ago, but it's just not helped. I had high hopes after having the right knee done 4 years ago and had great results, but no luck this time, so I'm now looking at other options.

What I want to know is whether there is anywhere in South West England that offers alternatives to TKR/PKR. I'm 47 and have been told I'm far too young for joint replacement surgery.I've read a little about ACI and also found info on the newer implants for resurfacing of joints, but wanted to know if anyone has had experience of either procedure locally to me and if so was it effective, cost etc.

I hope someone will be able to offer a response. Isee my GP again later today to talk options, but not sure what he will offer other than referral back to an OS.