Just Had Total Knee Replacement at 51. What to expect in future?
I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in 2009, I went to therapy for several months and was ok until February 2018. I went to see if I could get the orthovisc shot because I did not want a Total Knee replacement. They tried to get insurance approval for 2 months and at the end of April, my knee locked up and I could tell it was done. I went to see the surgeon on May 2 and was scheduled for surgery 12 days later. I had waited too long and was bone on bone. My right knee was severe and was replaced. My left knee is moderate and we are trying to get the Orthovisc shot so I can hold off as long as possible before having it replaced. I was wondering about how much time the Orthovisc shot would buy me. I am also wondering if Knee replacement patients often have trouble with their hips. I hope not to have them replaced as well. This surgery seems to be taking longer to heal than I expected. I always bounce back rather quickly, but the recovery for this has been intense.