Did you have to use crutches after? I hear a lot of folks can develop arthritis after knee surgery.I had a left lateral meniscus tear a few years back We first did a steroid shot to see if that would solve the problem. Felt good for couple days and then paid returned. I elected to go surgical route. I stayed awake during procedure. Recovery was quick and I was go in only couple weeks, and full go in 5-6 weeks. Glad I did it. No repercussions from surgery and I think it was in 2002. I was hunting mountain sheep in British Columbia when it happened, and I still can do those hunts.