Two years of inconsistency, discomfort and downright pain, and I have finally faced up to it and been to see two knee specialists who do lots of revisions. Now I can see what is causing the issues.
“Good” knee, any weight on the bent knee hurts, eg sit-stand, stairs, squatting etc. I can live with that, albeit disappointed, because it functions well. Turns out that my patella is grinding on the implant, and I now have cysts on the patella. Solution, a patella button, which would have no guarantee of success, and perhaps should have been done at tkr time as it is not an easy procedure to do afterwards.
“Bad” knee, patella sitting on top of the lateral side of the implant instead instead of tracking in its groove. Grinding on the implant, ditto above, plus it jams up suddenly with exercise. Solution, possible revision, but two different opinions on approach. This knee has been a problem since day one, now I know why.
The alignment of both implants is off, but not massively so. Can see now why I have shin pain laterally with one and medially with other, ties in with the differing alignment errors.
Both surgeons want scans to ascertain whether there are rotational errors with implants, and to make an accurate diagnosis before recommending courses of action. This means flights, car hire for me.
I am dispirited, and wish that I had researched my os more thoroughly, although a friend of mine has a successful outcome on a bilateral by the same chap. Is this life changing procedure just down to good luck?