Since my fall a while back, I've been having trouble with my knee. I should say more trouble than usual. It's a bit swollen, and it hurts, but I could still get around all right. About ten days ago, my knee blew out during a water aerobics class, and it's been hurting more and more, and now I can barely walk. Finally went to my doctor, who says it's most likely a torn meniscus, and gave me a referral to an orthopedist. This sounds to me like surgery is in my near future. Anyone else experience this? Does the surgery hurt as much as the tear does?