Hi im new to this site and read your messages and dont like to join in but i realy relate to one of your members problems about a new knee problems i have spondylosis of the spine and osteoarthritis along with other health issues im 64 now and was diagnosed when l was 36 years old. 2 years ago last october i had a left knee replacement i had to find a surgeon who would do it because i had previously been told it would not enhance the quality of my life because of my spinal problems i do so wished i had listened to the first consultant who told me this because since i had it done i have had megga problems with recovery and the joint itself. l told the pyhsio in the begining there was seemingly something wrong as the pain was so intence i found the exercises bought me to tears time and time again. lt has taken 16 months to get the hospital to listen to the fact i couldnt hardly walk even around the house let alone outside and then they sugested that maybe i had a bone infection so again tests for that gladly it wasnt a bone infection so the conclusion from the hospital doctor after 2 years of comming and going they have now told me that i need another new knee to replace the new knee because when they renewed the knee they didn`t replace the knee cap ??? why i asked when they knew it was shot i had had micro surgery on both knees and there was no cartlidge left on either they were badly worn i asked was it due to funding or because i was never going to run a marathon the doctor at the hospital declined an answer. Is it my own fault well i think it is because i should have listened to the first consultant who gave me good strong advice i thought maybe i could have one area of my body pain free. There must be a lesson to be learned by my experience love and light to you all this season of goodwill from Lindy ~~~~~~~ p.s. am i having another replacement ( not on your nelly ) haha !!