I had one knee done in March 2007, the other done in February 2009. I am 67 years old. I will tell you that I researched doctors before I made my decision and talked to as many people as possible as well as reading up on it.. As a result I had a very good doctor and aggressive physical therapy. I won't sugar coat it, the rehab is worst than the surgery. It take weeks but I was up and around the next day per doctors orders. Sleeping was the worst part since I am a stomach sleeper. I went to rehab 3 times a week plus used the contraption that moves your knee. Exercise is very important before and after. I am not sorry I had it done. I was in a lot of pain before and my activities were curtailed. The one thing I can't do now is kneel down. Other than that I am very happy with my decision.View Thread
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