Reply To: Knee replacement – help me!

August 16, 2017 at 5:30 pm

The usual reason for this operation is osteoarthritis — the cartilage in the joint breaks down. Is the reason it is recommended for you?

GBS affects the motor nerves, primarily, and can leave someone with permanently weak knees. I don’t know whether this would increase the liklihood of needing this surgery, but I don’t think it would be a reason to avoid having it.

It is best to discuss the matter with the surgeon who would do the procedure, giving him (or her) the history of your knees.