I am an 80 year old male with bad knees which I have had for a long time. I only take acetaminophen 500 mg for pain. I went to an orthopedic surgeon a couple of weeks ago due to my knees buckling. Both knees are buckling at the same time. The surgeon said I needed a total knee replacement for both knees, he offered no other treatment. My pain can be 10 on a scale of 1 to 10, but I am more concern that I am having the spells of buckling knees. After I went to doctor I was working in my wood shop and had several bad spells of buckling. I held onto the saw table until my knees were able to support me. I am not over weight. I put on some knee supports from the drug store and am wearing them faithfully every day. I went 5 days with out any buckling. My activities did not change. One the six day while wearing knee supports my knees buckled many times. These spells were very bad. If I had not of had the saw table to hold onto I would of fallen. Anyone out there have any suggestions. I enjoy gardening and my wood shop and I need to be able to stand and walk with stablity.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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