A little advice here folks…
So if you had these choices, what would you choose?*
1) Get a short-term fix of your knee that would be warranteed for 90 days. Pricetag: $4000
2) Get a longer-term fix of your knee. Almost everything replaced. Warranteed for one year. Price: $10-12,000
3) Get a new knee with all the fancy new bells & whistles. Including a remote control device (I am so not kidding on that). With a 3-year warranty. Cost: $15,000
Allright, so I think option #2 is the dumb one. Which makes it #1 or #3. A few more details: I hate the thought of using a mostly-broken down knee, as my leg is only as good as my knee. Last time I had a bad fall (my robot knee doing what it wasn’t supposed to), I was off of my feet for nearly 6 months and I had to undergo several months of physical therapy after that. I still can’t kneel well because of the chronic bursitis that resulted from the fall.
So I feel like a functional, trustworthy leg is a pretty high priority. But at such a price!!
And let me add a brief whine to this post: I’ve been wearing a “loaner” knee for two months now, while mine’s been in the shop (yah, they’re way behind in repairs because of the influx of Iraq war amputees). Can I just say how anxious I am to get this resolved and get back on my own two feet again???
*Note to my new readers (hiya folks!). My leg was amputated 20 years ago after a bout with bone cancer. Just FYI. :)