I went to see a new surgeon today at the Wimbledon Clinic.
The surgeon I saw was very good and agreed my case was a very difficult one. He has referred me to a consultant physiotherapist who specialises in kneecap overload. I will apparently be getting a 1h session in a couple of weeks, through which I will be given a pretty intensive physio programme that I will have to follow.
He does think that that should help the pain in my knee and return strength to my left leg.
I also had a follow up for the orthotic inserts and had my foot force measured again, and they do appear to be helping my dodgy gait.
So, I have high hopes for the new physio regime. Positive mental attitude!