- Can she sit in a tub or very low chair?
- Does she have difficulty putting on socks and shoes?
If the Dr. does not ask these questions, leave. The Dr. should in great detail outline the risks of the surgery and should listen patiently to all questions and if he/she cannot do this, again walk out and leave.
From the brief description, you may be a candidate for a knee replacement. However, I'm an academic orthopaedic surgeon and could never advise without seeing you, taking a detailed history, a complete knee examination and reviewing current X-rays including weight bearing views', then you get a well thought out and correct opinion.
Dr Clive Segil, M.D