- Age 55+
- 190 lbs
- Injury Status Cured
- Physical activity per week 8+ hours
- Chronicity Under 1 Month
- Repeat injury? No
- Pain with prolonged sitting No
I had developed a left knee pain after running 5.5M every day for about a year. My doctor suggested to go through a meniscus surgery. I had a arthroscopic surgery where the surgeon cleared my meniscus, which was not torn, but was not smooth due to a history of heavy basketball career.
The surgery was very short (about 40 minutes from entry to leaving the surgery center) I had a local anaesthesia, and I actually walked back to my car...
After the surgery I went through a period of 6 weeks of physical therapy, which strengthened my knee muscles, and took care of the surgery scar tissue (which is a very big deal in these kinds of surgeries because a scar tissue can shift the patella and cause long term knee damage.
Probably would have been OK with no surgery.