So a couple of months ago I was carrying some heavy weight and turned with it. Turns out knees really ARE a hinge joint vs. a ball-and-socket type. Those crazy Anatomists were right all along. That sucker didn't rotate at all and something went pop! Flash forward to now. Mr. tough guy thought it would mend itself and that some Motrin therapy would do a body good. Slapped a brace on it for all this time...and it got worse. And worse. And then the other knee started hurting due to my favoring it. I go to the Orthopedic Tuesday, but my doctor already assures me what I'll find out. Looks like a torn Meniscus, the cartilage that essentially IS the knee joint. It's the padding that keeps most of my 180ish pounds from grinding the bottom of my femur and the tops of my tibia and fibula into bonemeal. Has anyone experienced this type of injury? Sounds like a pretty common sports- and work-related injury. Any success stories? Any surgery stories? Anyone wanna be the voice of doom? Anything? I've seen some great diagnoses here too, you crazy doctors. Let's hear some!