I have had arthroscopic knee surgeries on both knees performed by Dr. Cole in the last 5 years and they have both turned out great. Pain is totally gone and knees are functionally like normal. Both were meniscectomies. In my last surgery, I was up bearing my weight when I left recovery. (They gave me crutches to get home - what a waste. ) I only took the heavy-duty pain pills once on the first day and was off the ibuprofen in 3 days. I was working out and riding a bike in 1 week and using an elliptical within two weeks. It's been 8 weeks since my last surgery and my knee is fully functional. (I can't quite touch my ankle to my butt yet, but I am really close. ) I compare my results to a guy I play racquet-ball with. We had the surgeries within a few days of each other performed by different Drs. and he has had more pain and a slower recovery. I should mention I am also part of a stem cell injection study. The idea is that the stem cell injection accelerates the healing process. It's a blind study so I don't know whether or not I received the injection. Regardless, the recovery for my surgery 5 years ago was just as successful. I am a 62 year old male; 6 feet tall, 200 lbs. and I have work out regularly my entire life. I have met with Dr. Cole 4 times during the latest surgery. Once for initial consultation - (after the Sports Medicine Dr. told me Surgery was probably my best option because the knee injections were not working for me.) A second time in the morning before surgery, and then later that day in Recovery. The last time was at my 8 week check up. He has been very knowledgeable and takes the time to make sure I understand his answers to my questions. The staff from the PAs, RNs, reception staff have been great and the processes are very efficient. They also have an amazing on-line support system that facilitates the entire process and provides a great communication link between you and all the staff at Rush.