I agree. Knee replacement is a big deal.
Because of the extend of my injuries I will need knee replacement in the future, but my ortho surgeon was very clear that one of her goals was to fix my leg and knee well enough to postpone knee replacement as long as possible (medical science progression and the hope in the future this surgery will be easier and less traumatic).
Because my knee slips out of track all the time in PT, I have been told that this has to do with how weak everything gets during the NWB time of healing. Certain muscles and tendons pull and others are too weak to counter-pull, causing mis-alignment issues.
It is my understanding that no surgical fixes should be considered until muscles strength is back in the leg and knee area to really examine the functionality of the leg completely.
I know after what I have been through and STILL going through the last thing I want is another surgery!