I think at least one of my knee joints is twisted at an odd angle. How long would I have to take off from work after surgery? I saw a lady in the grocery store that said she had just had replacement knee surgery the day before and she was walking. For me, they just may be altering the position of it or adding screws or pins to my knee. I may or may not need both knees done, but one side is way worse than the other. I have long term disability for free via my insurance company (only pays 50 percent of pay up to $1,000 max per month) and good health insurance with a $2,000 deductible. I pay 20 percent of any hospitalization, but I'm hoping this can be outpatient somehow.
Would the insurance company be able to say that this was a pre-existing condition and not pay? I just got insurance, so should I wait a while before having it done?
Any advice? I'd like to get back to work as soon as I could.