I got a right knee replacement, because I only needed one done at that time, however, my own knee doctor had to have his knees replaced, and HE had both done at the same time. I am SO glad I got mine done. I was in pain for 20 years, since an old injury. I wish I would have gotten mine done years before. I am pain free in my right knee now. The only drawback is that it is difficult to kneel down on the right knee (which it was anyway before the surgery). I understand, from the doctor, that that is because of where the surgeons have to cut the knee to do the knee replacement. But, it was well worth it. I would do it to my left knee if it gets bad enough. For years, I got Hyalgan injections in both knees, which helped TREMENDOUSLY to get rid of the pain for six months. It helped to put off the knee replacement. I got one injection in both knees, once as week, for five weeks. It lasts six months, and insurance covered it totally. I continue to get the injection in my left knee, and would not go back to doing without the injections for anything. Godo luck with the surgery. If I had two knees to get done, I would do both knees, like my surgeon did.View Thread
I got Hyalgan injections in my knees for years, which helped put off getting a knee replacement. I got one injection in both knees, once a week, for five weeks. It usually lasts about six months. My insurance covered it totally. It makes it possible to be pain free and I could walk up steps without holding the rails. Last year, my right one got too bad, and I had to have a total knee replacement, now I am pain free in my right knee. I continue to get the injections in my left knee, and am doing great. I highly recommend Hyalgan injections. The doctor said it doesn't work for every one, but when you are in pain, I would try anything. It worked wonders for me.View Thread
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