Mark i just had my right knee replaceed in June this year & i too need both done. My doctor told me the same thing do one @ a time. I'm now 6 weeks after surgery & I still have pain & discomfort & I go to P.T. 3 times a week. I'm 51 yrs old & I was told 5 yrs ago I'm to young. The reason they want you to wait is the new knees only last about 20 years.Now if you have a real vigirous job they won't last 20 years. That's another reason they want you to be older; like retirment age. I'm gonna wait about 6 months before I have the other one done. You can't wait toooo long like I did. My real bad knee swoll up & I couldn't walk & it wouldn't get better. Good Luck. One last thing you can do to give you comfort to wait @ least 3 years or a little longer is go to the pain clinic that gives you relief for your knees. I wish I had known about that place & if I had a good sit down job. My job is one of the worst in the world on knees.View Thread
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