@contentandwell I was told that at 61 I was an excellent candidate for knee replacement. I believed that going ahead with surgery while I was young, active (even with bone on bone), in the best shape physically (never was overweight), I was biking 20 miles a day, doing all the pre-hab exercises plus strength and weight training for 2 months prior to surgery that I would have great success. It's been a year post-op and my life is not better after surgery. All those theories about being young did not help. Surgery has risks that we all take when we go under the knife. I researched my surgeon, he was a 5 out of 5 stars on those websites. I asked about custom and was told they didn't offer that option ( that's where I should have canceled out). Now I am one of those suffering with daily pain and limitations due to a size issue. I'm still looking for a good surgeon who wants to take on someone else's surgery mistake. I wished I would have waited now that I know what I know now. Much has been learned on this discussion group since I started 3 months post-op last March. Wish I would have known about it before making a decision. I hope @happyat76 takes in all this information and can make a better decision for themselves .