I was in a motorcycle accident in May 2018 and hospitalized for 2 days before they bounced me. Xrays showed no breaks or fractures. Took almost 2 months before they would MRI my knee. Came back as a lot of fluid on and just below my right knee. I did the whole RICE thing along with PT. Finally in November 2018 (right before Thanksgiving) I underwent an arthroscopy to see if the orthopedic surgeon could find any problems. It was then discovered that there was next to no cartilage in the trochlear groove (right under the knee cap). My knee was going bone on bone and I had developed severe arthritis. It is over a large area. I was referred to another Doctor to see if stem cells would be an option, but since the area was so big it wouldn’t work. After that, my doc wanted me to wait and see how things worked out. Instead I opted to see a doc who did partial knee replacements within this group of doctors. I saw him and he said I was “too young” to have a partial and I had to try all the options first anyways. So I gimped out of there with a steroid injection. The other things I have to do are exercise to make my quads stronger and lose weight. As if I didn’t know it would be better for me to lose some weight as I have gained quite a bit since the accident. This doctor said I need to “hold out 5 to 10 years” before he would consider doing the surgery. My question is, is there a doctor in Iowa that would do a partial on a 32 year old? I’ve done (and do) the PT, I’ve tried different medications (still needing to find one to help with pain), done the shot (which didn’t work), and as for loosing weight: it’s hard to do when you're in pain and don’t have a local gym to go swimming at.