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Patella Resurfacing


I have severe osteoarthritis in my left knee and am almost bone on bone in sections. Being 37, no one is talking about a knee replacement -- b/c I can still walk. However, I am an actress and a theatre teacher and I desperately miss an active exercise life and the kinds of shows I used to be able to do but can't consider anymore. My orthopedist has recently talked to me about considering a patella resurfacing surgery. I'm looking to hear from others who have had this procedure, and to hear their experience with it.