I suffered my initial right knee injury, including torn ACL, MCL, and meniscus, 48 years ago during a U.S. Army intramural softball game while I stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. My left knee was injured less seriously than my right knee, also playing softball 8 years later. The injuries resulted in me having surgeries on each knee, primarily removal of torn meniscus.
I'm just the usual suspect. Not a super athlete. Just a wife and mother with a career. For years I tried to ignore constant knee pain. Maybe it was from growing up playing golf and all those dance recitals. I thought I was doing all the right things to try and reduce the pain; eliminate sugar in my diet, exercise, lose weight, etc. While on vacation, four years ago, one knee began to swell and I thought it was just overuse, running to catch trains in Italy.