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I had gone in to fix a meniscus tear only to find out after the fact that my meniscus was fine but that my plica was too large. In your experience, is it a good idea to remove the plica? I am feeling anxious because of the pain.
I would be ok with my ultimatley being the same before the surgery, but do you think, given the amount of pain I am in, that the surgery could make it worse?
It is now weeks later, almost a month after the surgery,and I am still in pain, albeit less. Turns out that my recovery was complicated by a post op infection that was treated by IV antibiotics.
Can you please tell me: Is it considered kosher, i.e. within the standard of care for a doctor to remove plica (without the patient's explicit consent) if he does an arthoscopy and finds nothing wrong with the meniscus. If you don't know the answer to this standard of care question, can you please refer me some other source who might?
Is there no orthopedic specialist on staff now to whom you can forward this question? I corresponded with someone on August 2nd, who seemed to be in the know. Please see his/her posting above. Is it possible to get in touch with that person?