On the advice of an orthopedic surgeon I underwent a total knee replacement in January 2014 even though I was only 57 at the time. I had problems right from the the start so after 18 months of continuous pain I went for a second opinion at another hospital as the surgeon who carried out the opp could find nothing wrong.
I underwent x-rays and MRI scans which showed that the joint had not been aligned properly, this was causing my leg to buckle, limping badly and continuous pain and inflammation . In July 2016 against my better judgement but on the advice of the second surgeon I underwent major corrective surgery to have another replacement joint fitted along with "stabilisers" for extra support.
It is now nearly 9 months since the second opp and I am still in constant pain day and night, my knee grinds and crackles so much it can be heard by other people and my mobility is shocking. I wish I had never had it done as I'm in more pain now than I was before the first opp. No amount of painkillers help with the dreadful pain so I am just having to suffer.