Hi Wendy: I had knee replacement ten years ago when I was only 44. I knew it was coming and we actually made the drastic decision to move from our quad/split level type of house into a ranch house that acutally bought me about 5 years - not recommended in
today's economy however. I also used IBJ (Dr. Pavlatos) and although my rehad was very difficult (I tend to develop adhesions and keloid scars), it was one of the best decisions I ever made. Ten years later I cstill golf, garden, walk, etc and have no problems
with the joint. My entire joint was replaced but given the advances in this surgery my my guess would be that for the other knee (yes, that also have to be done in the future) I would only require partial. I say go for it. It took me about six months to say
it was a great decision but it was a great decision for me. PS - now that I'm 54 I can also say that I really love my ranch house! Good luck.