Surgery is done and I have stemmed nickel-free implants and a remodeled kneecap. Surgeon was amazed I could walk on what I had (I used a brace). I had been trying to connect with him in the month leading up to surgery, to discuss my worry about arthrofibrosis. So I brought the topic up when I signed the consent for surgery while in pre-op. He totally went off on me, said in front of 2-3 people that I was the most difficult patient he'd had in years, had twice considered cancelling the surgery, didn't think I trusted him, he fixes knees for kings and queens and there are 120 people waiting for him to do surgery on him. Then he stormed out. I was beyond flabbergasted. The nurse sat there for a while and then said, he's a really good surgeon, can you get beyond this and have the surgery? I arranged for my husband to come in and told him what happened. After a while the surgeon returned, a little more composed, and explained himself a little more although I think the issue is he has a big ego and my questions made him feel as if I didn't have faith in him. It was unbelievable. Ultimately I did my best to apologize and do a little ego massage, and he agreed to go ahead. He's a world class surgeon and I couldn't envision setting up my life again for a rescheduled surgery with a different surgeon. My leg is moving well, I am having very little pain and that's without narcotics. I have to keep the leg straight for a few days because he doesn't want to stress the incision. Apparently he had trouble closing the wound.They/I am keeping it elevated and nicely iced, up walking every few hours. Doing really really well. Everything is much much much better than my first knee replacement experience.