I'm sorry to hear that happened to you. I do worry that surgery is overrecommended, especially considering the potential negative repurcussios of surgery. I notice in your story that you requested an MRI? Did your initial doctor advice against an MRI or was that an option that he gave you to do or not do? I'm also wondering, how long were you in pain prior to the coritzone injection and between the cortizone injection and the mri?
I worry a lot about knee injury, and I'm also a bit of a hypochondriac, so I'm really curious to learn more about how these events came about.
In nov 2010 I twisted my knee getting out of my car and started feeling a sharp pain which gew worse over time to the point i could no longer work.Went to a ortho and had a cortizone injection which didnt help so I requested an mri the report said I had a significant medial meniscus tear so I proceeded toward surgery.After my surgery my Dr came to me and said my knee was real clean and he couldnt find any thing wrong with it so he probed aggressively through my knee looking for my problem and probably made it much worse.Three months later I finally recovered enough to go back to work,still in pain but tolerable.
The moral of this story is dont trust what one dr says get a second opinion.The mri was over one thousand $ the radiologist miss diagnosed and the ortho miss diagnosed causing me to have an unnessasary surgery all I had was water on the knee which could have been fixed with asspiration.The only plus here is I have great health coverage and didnt cost a dime,loss of work 4 months!