My mother, who is 64 years old, got a Knee Replacement surgery done on her left leg by Dr. Balasubramanyam in April. The process to get her prepared for it began right from January. Though she was in considerable pain, she was willing to prolong it for the sake of fulfilling certain commitments. Patients who had already undergone this surgery, their caregivers & well-wishers and other doctors had warned us of the difficulties of the recovery period, after the surgery; that there was going to be enormous pain, that the patient will remain invalid for a period of a month after the surgery, that unless prescribed exercises are not done stringently, the whole expensive surgery would be a waste, that there is a chance that she'll lose the very functioning of her legs, and other such cheerful cautions. These were more or less why my mom kept postponing the surgery indefinitely and endured the existing pain. more..