ME & MY OPERATION: Two bad knees and two surgeons operating on me at precisely the SAME time
As a sports fanatic who played squash three to four times a week, I suppose knee problems were bound to catch up with me.
The pain first started to bother me about 15 years ago — made worse after I tore the cartilage in my right knee while doing DIY.
The discomfort in both knees got steadily more painful, so my GP referred me to a specialist who said I had osteoarthritis, probably from wear and tear.
Over the next ten years, I had three arthroscopies — a keyhole procedure where they ‘clear out’ the joint, removing any torn cartilage or chipped fragments of bone that might be... read more
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