Dad just moved in. He wants to get his knees done. I know knee pain, I had my child hood into young adult hood w knee pain. He is very over weight and sedentary. Up until mom died he was very active working. Now I worry that if it gets done he wont move at all. He wont go for even a short walk down the driveway. If we say were going for dinner he runs to the car. He has gotten shots for his knees. Now he has swelling. I advised him if he wants them done to stay with my sister as she is a nurse and has the ability to care for him although they have a tenuous relationship and she is 8 hours away from me. I have a 3 story house and I live in snow country. The Dr. he wants is an hour away as is the hospital so I would have to do everything then take care of recovery. I run a business so that again will be impacted as last year running back and forth multi. states. Has anyone gone through this? What is recovery time? How long before he can do stairs? What about exercise (no go with him, hates it). He is 79 and about 100 lbs over weight. Will the Dr. even do this type of surgery? I guess they would as they get paid to cut. He said he would go to a recovery place after the surgery but I don't want him to and who will pay for it? I don't and he does not have the money, he has good insurance.