Just got the mri reports back for my knees. I have extreme pain and decreased of range of motion in both knees which prevents me from working. I am a Heavy Duty Mechanic.
The report says I have grade 4 chondromallacia petella, as well as wear on my medial femoral condyle in both knees.
I have been enquiring with my rheumatologist about this and he tells me no new knees until I am old and gray. I am 43, have a young son whom I love to play with, and have been off work for 2 years now.
I am of the feeling that new knees would not only help me play pain free (or as close to pain free as possible) with my son, and also get me back into the work force. Being on disabled is alright I suppose, however, it does not pay enough.
Who on here with RA, Adult Onset Still's Disease, Seronegative Inflammatory Arthritis, PsA, Osteoarthritis have had their knees done?
How long are the supposed to last before needing a rebuild? How are you liking your new knees? How long was the recovery? Would you recommend this procedure ton others?
Thank you all.