Monday morning, I went over to Georgetown University Hospital for the operation on my knee. The operation took about an hour and a half and was a success. (Although one of the residents later told me that I was a “fighter” and the anesthesiologists kept having to put me further and further under so I’d quit resisting them.)
I now have a full leg fiberglass cast, which I’ll need to wear for six weeks or so.
Details on the type of operation I had can be found here: http://www.arthroscopy.com/patendrep.htm
One interesting fact: this is an accident which happens to middle-aged and older men. The tendons of younger men have more flexibility. I guess I’m just having it drilled into me how old I am. I’ll be 57 on May 2nd.