Firstly I hope you are well. It's been a while since I have been on here due to lack of time and forgetting my password - whoops !
I am 42 and had my left knee replaced on 31st August. I recovered well from this and I was back at work after 6 weeks. I saw my Surgeon in October and told him that the knee was clicking ever time I moved it and he advised me that they had to reshape my knee cap and put a disc behind it and they didn't do it too big as they didn't want to restrict my movement. He said he hoped once my knee muscles developed it might support it but they would have to review it in January and then put me on the waiting list for my other knee if I was fully recovered. He also told me that they had discovered that the knee they replaced was still viable but as it had been so problematic for me they had decided to go ahead with the replacement although I had initially asked if they could do a synavectomy. I saw my surgeons superior yesterday and he said that the clicking and movement in my knee is normal it was metal on disc and he took x rays of my other knee. (I had been told by two surgeons over a span of six years that I needed replacing) but he said no we don't need to replace it although it was in a worse condition then the one they replaced. I am very confused is the clicking and locking normal? Why will they now not replace a knee I was advised to have replaced six years ago which has got steadily worse is it caution because they replaced a knee they didnt need to ? Finally should I go elsewhere as I feel as though I am being fobbed off? Thank you Donna