Well-Let me start from the beginning. On New Years Day I was cleaning out my mothers house to sell it (not so recently passed on) and stepped out of the garage and my knee gave out. It just hurt some but I could walk on it. I did so for a week or so (ok maybe a bit longer-you know how us nurses are) and when I finally couldn't take it anymore went to the MD. She sent me for an MRI. Torn meniscus. Off to Ortho. Scheduled surgery and had a partial meniscectomy and chondroplasty on my patella. By 4 weeks out I felt really good. I didn't have total range of motion but no pain and that was good. A couple of weeks later I go back to see him. My calf is sore and knee achy. Suggest I finally take up the PT offer. I do 3 weeks of PT and then my leg is good and swollen and knee is so painful. I cannot bend it more than 90 degrees. Ice, Ibuprofen, Vicodin. This is all in 3 months time. Back to Ortho a week ago. Another MRI this past Tuesday. Have retorn it!! Most likely chasing stupid 12 week old chicks that refuse to go to bed at night. So I am seeing him again Monday and the nurse said they may want to inject with cortisone. Anyone else have these problems or have had injections? How did it go for you? Has anyone had repeat tears and opted for second surgery? Thanks..