Originally Posted by babo9
How did you get on? I could be going for surgery with him in the near future!
Very well actually.
His interpretation of the MRI scan of my knee differed somewhat from that of the radiographer who'd written up the initial report on it. He agreed that there was thickening around the cruciate ligament which suggested a tear. However, he reckoned that this was an old injury which had since healed and, as I'd been playing football on it without any real problems for the last number of years, it should be fine. He noted signs of a tear in the meniscus in my knee which had also been mentioned in the radiographer's report but explained that if he was to remove it it could cause problems down the line. He suggested that I get back to doing whatever I wanted but that there might be some discomfort. I came out of there feeling like I'd just won the lotto. I've gone back to kicking balls and other activities without any bother and without any real discomfort so far.
He wasn't going to operate on me just for the sake of it which was good to know and did seem like a fairly amiable fella.
Hopefully you'll get a similar diagnosis. If not though, good luck with the surgery and subsequent recovery. Given the impression which I got from him, you should be in good hands.