Just a quick Q for the surgical side on here. I'm pretty much broken now after 23 years in the job and have just had my 4th surgery on my knee, however this time when the surgeon saw me afterwards he has told me I'm not a candidate for the osteotomy (sp) but need a full knee replacement. I've been back to the med centre and the doc has now referred me to the UK as she says it can't be done in Germany. What I'm wondering is will I just be messed around until I'm gone and become a problem for the NHS or will the army surgeon look at my history and agree with the german surgeon who has actually had a look inside my knee? Cheers for your time HS.