After 15 years of various orthos tell me I could have a knee replacement any time (I'm 40, with severe juvenile chronic polyarthritis - think 35+ years of rheumatoid) my new ortho, at a fancy schmancy clinic, tells me TKRs are for pain relief only and will not improve function.
Is this true? Or is this guy off his rocker? He was kinda young, maybe he's still doing what the textbooks tell him too
While my knee isn't technically a "10" on the pain scale to walk on (I've had this since infancy, I don't know what normal joints feel like) it is trashed; my right knee is stiff as a board, I'm severely knock-kneed, zero cartilage, the Achilles tendon is pulling and my back aches from the imbalance . . . and he says TKR can't fix any of these problems? HUH?