If so could you please ask them a question for me? Billy met a man at work yesterday and didnt get his name or the exact name of the operation performed but this man said he had a procedure done to avoid getting a knee replacement. It also was not the rooster comb injection stuff. This procedure involved the man going in to the hospital for an outpatient procedure and they numbed him from the waist down. They stretched his leg in some contraption so that it separated the knee as far as they could and the they inserted some form of artificial cartilage into his knee joint. He said he could hear this grinding noise and feel a sort of pulling but no pain. He said it was really strange and weird sounding. Afterwards he was in pain for 3/4 days but slowly his pain got much better and now he is so much better than he has felt in years. Now this wont last forever but it lasts much longer than the Synvisc which only lasts 6/8 months at best. I have had those shots so many times. I am so very interested in this new procedure if I can find out what it is. I just am not going to do the knee replacements I dont think. I have heard too many bad things for people at my weight. Even as recently as 3 days ago. Risk benefit ratio. I would do the above. I also just read about a brace with a bionicare electrical system inserted into it. I want to talk about trying that. See....I am willing to do other things to help myself..lol. I have been begging for other things to help. One website said people like me would do best with a higher bed such as a hospital bed so I dont have to push myself up from a low sitting position everyday. I agree there. My bed is very low and it is so hard to get in and out of. Worst money I ever spent. I dont know if I could get them to order me a hospital bed though. Medicare does say that I fit the qualifications for one. Who knows.