While I know this isn't a medical board, I just wanted to see if anyone has come across this type of surgery post-ski injury. My wife and I were in Colorado this past winter, and my wife ended up taking a bad fall - she partially tore her MCL, fractured the fibular crown, and some other spraining and such, possibly a meniscus tear as well. Doctor had her to PT for about 3 months as the damage should have been able to be healed without surgery, and now we're almost 6 months in with pain still in the knee.
New doctor comes in, recommends a specific type of PT with McConnell taping of the knee cap as it appeared to be off-center, and this helps relieve 5 out of 6 pain areas. From this information and another MRI being completed, doctor is recommending Patellofemoral Lateral Release Surgery, as he believes that there is a buildup of tissue near the knee cap and wants to clean that up to get the kneecap back to normal, and also look at the meniscus when he's in there.
Does that make sense, to go from a torn MCL to this type of surgery? Again, I know we're not doctors here, but just curious if anyone has ever come across this type of path before.