I went to see the orthopedic surgery people and found out that my osteoarthritis is not yet bad enough to need new knees.
I am going to get shots of sodium hyaluronate directly in the knees (ouch). I have to get one in each knee once a week for three weeks. Will have to do this every six months.
If the cartilage and miniscus get torn up enough to let the bones touch (left one is close) then the hyaluronate will do no good (if the bones are touching adding lubricant is just a waste of lubricant)and I will need knee replacement.
I am supposed to get the first series of shots in October.