I don't have any experience with the type of injury you have, or with the options you face. But if the surgery will provide a semi-permanent fix (at least until you have knee replacement next year), I might consider that option. To have to go in for painful injections every month or so does not sound attractive to me. I'd rather deal with the pain and risk of surgery and get it all over with at once. Best of luck with whatever you decide.
Oh God what a thing to decide. If it were me...I would go for the surgery to clean out the knee. It might be more invasive, but I feel in the end it would actually pose less a risk of infection & complication & pain than the repeated intra articular knee injections.
I hate the process of the joint injections...and given the choice I would opt for a joint replacement if I was offered one!
When do you have to give final notice?
The best to you!
please, when you get home & have time...let us know how everything went.
i hope you got some guidance & advice.