Good luck my man!So it looks like I'll be out of commission for 4 to 6 weeks because of a knee replacement (right knee). This is actually a replacement of a previous replacement from 4 years ago, that didn't go so well. My mistake the first time was not doing my homework with regard to the surgeon. I let the orthopedic registration lady tell me, "your surgeon will be Dr. *****". Turns out he didn't have a good track record and I was stupid enough to not check any feedback about him.
Consequently, because of my lack of due diligence, I have paid the price for the past four years. My range of motion is no where near what it should be (I'm at about 75%) and quite often I am still in pain. It's very hard walking up and down stairs, or even getting in and out of my truck.
This time I'm having it done in Rochester, rather than the hospital close to home AND I did my homework. When I called to make the initial appointment, the first thing I asked was "who is your best guy"? Even though they really aren't suppose to favor one Dr. over another, out of about 18 or so Doctors in the group, this particular persons name came up more than once. I also check every bit of feedback I could find on the guy and it was all good, so I feel confidant things will go well this time around.
If I can offer advice to those looking at any kind of procedure, please don't do a Bob and do your own due diligence, to see what other people are saying about the surgeon you plan on using.
Wish me luck.