BMI and TKR
Has anyone encountered surgeons who will not do surgery in patients above a certain BMI?
I'm really in a bind: Surgeon 1 did my R knee and the 7 month recovery has been really difficult and painful despite extensive PT/stationary bike at home. I'd assumed he would do my L knee, but my confidence in him is fading. He has a reputation of being an excellent surgeon.
I read about the Conformis custom knee and went to see Surgeon 2 who requires me to lose weight before he will operate. I have really mixed feelings about this having read and experienced that most diets do not work/are not sustainable. He has me on an eating plan now and I've been compliant for 2 months without losing a pound.
Surgeon 1 never mentions my weight.
Thoughts and suggestions most welcome!