My operations were unecessary because the problem was due to a faulty hip and core. The misalignment in my hip and subsequent failure of my core to be able to stabilise me meant that my knee and lower leg was overworking, unstable and super prone to injury.
Yes thats right people, the bones of the musculoskeletal system are all connected, an imbalance in one area, such as hip alignment, can cause pain elsewhere. Sadly the numerous Physiotherapists I was sent to and the many Consultants either didn't know this or didn't care. From ultra sound on my my knee, to massage (not targeted at specific imbalances though), nothing worked and they'd often argue amongst themselves. Nobody ever took any measurements of my skeletal alignment so it was all just guess work...
This is also true because misaligned bones can trap nerves, sending impulses to other areas of the body, such as the legs. In some cases, a hip deformity may be to blame. If you are experiencing a hip alignment problem, however, the real source of the irregularity may not be in your hip bones but in your feet or legs.
I can't diagnose your pain within the scope of this article, in fact nobody can. Unless someone measures and fully assesses you its just a guess, and judging by my experiences its not even an educated guess.