My doctor told me a need a total knee replacement. I have O.A. and my xrays show my left knee is bone on bone. I limp and am in very bad pain if I walk alot. I was maintaining the pain on vioxx but when that was pulled I was switched to mobic 15mg. This is just not working and my doctor said it's time to do the knee.I have had a second opinion, and everyone tells me to do it but my Reumotologist. He seems to be against surgery and wants to keep giving me shots, cortisone,synvisc, etc. So theres my problem, the surgery is on 6/27/05 and I am so so scared. I want to cry every time I think of it and could use some advice.