Our expert says:
Unfortunately you need to be as close to your ideal body weight as possible before they will consider an operation. The reason for this is that your knees carry your whole weight and it will be senseless to do a knee replacement operation when there will be the added strain of overweight on them. Please ask your doctor what he considers to be the most acceptable weight for you and try and get there as quickly as possible. It would be more sensible to go to a structured weight loss group like Weight Watchers and lose weight. You will find that you will have less pain if your weight drops. Please try weight loss- you are very young and it is much healthier all over to be a little slimmer.
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