Doc suggested arthroscopic surgery

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My doctor just called and suggested that I go forward with scoping my knee to see what the issue is as after a year and a half they still don't know what is wrong. I'm trying to figure out if I should go forward with the surgery or not. I don't really trust my doctor as she has previously diagnosed me with things she doesn't believe exists, and contacted me five hours past the phone visit that was scheduled. I also have learned to deal with the subtle pain and soreness that has been in my knee, but have also had days where I feel like I cannot walk due to the pain. Any suggestions on whether or not I should go forward with the surgery?

*Doc says that the images show a cleft in my fat pad, and believes there may be plica involvement*

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    I had arthroscopic knee surgery 6 weeks ago and regret it. I did both knees at once so that might be part of the problem. My doc said I could go back to work in 4 days. My friend went on her morning walk the next day after her surgery. My other friend played golf two weeks later. So I thought it would be easy. But it has been very difficult and my PT says it will be a total of three months before I will be out of pain. I was playing sports up until the day before the surgery.

    I'd definitely get a second opinion if I were you.

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    First, if you don't trust your Dr you should get a new one. Second, I had an arthroscopy done on my knee when nothing was showing up and it WAS Plica. It was great after the surgery for 6 months. Then I fell on my knee. It was soft ground but it has ached almost ever since. I also fell 6 months after that. All in all, it is still better than it was before the surgery.

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