I was told by a surgeon that I needed surgery on my meniscus. This is my first knee injury of any kind. I have been a runner with no--I mean zero--knee pain ever until my knee began to feel hyperextended and not-straightenable.
After reading all my records, I found that the pre-surgery MRI doctor said all cartilage looked fine, but that a minimal popliteal cyst was present.
Anyway, after telling me that I needed meniscus surgery, be back to work on Monday type thing, the surgeon removed 40% of my articular cartilage on the medial side and I may never run again. The recovery has been ***l.
Does this sound like a malpractice case to anyone?
I think because I mentioned that I have run marathons (with, by the way, no pain, ever,) I believe the surgeon assumed cartilage damage that was never there and started exploring, cutting, smoothing, cutting.
I am depressed and miserable since the surgery. I can't squat to play with my kids and I can't run ten feet.