Im getting my right knee replaced at the VAMC on June 6. Its a Zimmer NexGen, installed by the VA ortho surgeon.
I have been told that I will be using a walker for up to 3 months after the surgery. The arthritis in my knee is, even tho I fractured my leg in service, NSC, because VA never bothered to adjuticate it. There was just a note (“rating sheet”) that says its NSC. While I dont like to use resources needed by other Vets, I am considering re applying, then fighting them for the effective date. Im currently 100 percent plus 20 percent plus 10 percent. So, if the knee replacement is 50 percent, that should be enough for SMC S.
Im posting this in case others are considering TKR, and will let you know the results.