Around 28 years ago I suffered a knee injury playing rugby and ever since then have always had some sort of knee problem. I’ve seen various consultants over the years and had two arthroscopes but I haven’t been able to run for years without pain, so landed on cycling as just about the only thing I could do without too much pain. Over the last couple of years I got into Time Trialling and have been using Zwift and then TrainerRoad to train. I PB’d at 40km back in May (50:58) but slowly my bad knee has been getting worse and worse until in July it became simply too painful to cycle or walk for more than 10 minutes. Having seen a orthopaedic surgeon and had an X-Ray and MRI scan I’ve been diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis in all three compartments of my right knee with the only real option is a total knee replacement which is likely to happen around the end of November / early December.
Whilst I always knew this would be the likely end point after the original injury, at 48 years old it’s a bit of a blow, particularly as I’ve had to watch my fitness slide as the last few weeks go by. Just wondering if anyone else out there has had a TKR and what worked for you pre and post-op?