the operation you are referring to is arthroscopy - and often it is done with arthritis which is totally useless as well as over done for other diagnosis.
it is very over used
I am waiting on official diagnosis after the MRI my bet is its Osteoarthitis - if so surgery is only option.
Even if its an arthroscopy for a menisectomy - I will have it as right now I am pretty much useless
Reading your story I'd say our definitions of "useless" differ somewhat... But I'm sure you'll be a bipod in no time. Just remember to do whatever physio you're prescribed (My right wrist never got full range of motion back after breaking it due to me being lazy with the exercises I was supposed to do. Teenagers are stupid that way.)
Edited by vehve - 5/15/14 at 12:29am