I have not been over on the CD forum in a long time-hanging out at the CP forum these days,lol. Oh, man I feel your pain with the knee, I have had 4 scopes on the left knee and one on the right. I have had everything from meniscus tears, to scar tissue building up to a partial tear of the ACL. I am in need of having both replaced thats next.
I too have had many injections in my knees and its just a temp fix, like putting a bandaide on the problem. My last surgeries were in 05 on both knees 3 weeks apart. Then 10 days post op the knee they repaired the ACL in, I almost fell and twisted the knee really bad to avoid falling. I probably should have went on and fell, I tore the knee up badly, spent one year in a Don Joy brace and in horrible pain.
Something I would like to run by you is the injections called Supaartz. I had this done to both knees after they settle down from surgery. It just buys you time till you get them replaced. Its done in a series of 5 injections to each knee, and yes it hurts like the devil. My ortho sprayed this freeze type stuff on my knees to get them really cold prior to the injections. Supaartz can help some OA patients. There is another brand of a similiar drug and I cannot for the life of me remember the name of it that is used as well. My ortho has used both kinds and says his patients do much better on Supaartz. Go online and check this out-it may be an option for you. It did help me alot, but it tok a long time because of the surgeries. It is expensive, ow my dr did it was write a script for it, filled it at the pharmacy and took the meds to him. It costs about $2,000 per knee, I paid $10.00 on my script card.
Judy told you the truth, rehab is the key to replacements. If you don't do the rehab religiously you will not have a good result. My sister-in=law had one knee done last year, she is a whiner and if something hurts the least amount its the end of the world. lol. Well, she messed around and did not do what she was suppose to. Her dr was furious with her, guess who wants to blame the dr!!!
Sure hope you get better.