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    VOnDC posted:
    Hello, I am currently scheduled to have TNR in June and frankly am a little intimidated. I am 52, physically active (cycling (centuries), hiking (medium distance with a pack)) , but in significant pain most days, I am currently on a prescription anti-inflammatory. I have a bone spur on the outside of my right knee and no cartilage on my femur or tibia. I have had arthroscopic surgery twice and was diagnosed 12 years ago with Osteo-Chondral Defect and the docs attempted to correct it, but with no luck. I am concerned how this will effect my physical mobility. Steroid shots work, but I am also scheduled to retire from the military next year, so having the time to fully recover while on active duty is important, especially given the convalescence time required. I am looking for experience and advice about folks mobility and recovery post-op. Especially those who are an active cyclist and or in an occupation that requires you to be physically fit. Thanks to all of you.
    Aqhagirl responded:
    I haven't had my knees replaced yet but steroid injections and pills from my Dr caused my osteocondrotis I think I butchered that spelling, but anyway the long term steroid use destroyed my knees that's way at 26 they need to be replaced. Don't do any more shots then required. Get the replacement. Shots could make it even worse. Trust me you don't want worse. I can barely walk on morphine.

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