I am a 20 year old female who is currently playing sports on a collegiate level. I have had three surgeries on my left knee, starting with an ACL reconstruction and medial meniscus repair my freshman year of high school, a lateral and medial meniscectomy my senior year of high school, and I just recently had the same surgery, a lateral and medial meniscectomy this past January, 2010. I have recently been feeling the same pain I had felt before receiving my last surgery and since I know the feeling all too well, I am almost positive I have torn at least my medial meniscus, if not my lateral as well, again. I plan to finish out my spring season, but am unsure of where to go once the summer comes. I will be a Junior next year, and plan to continue athletics, but I have heard that doctors will not do a certain amount of surgeries on one knee. Is this true? I strongly wish to continue in athletics, but what would be the consequences of taking out so much of my meniscus, and why does it keep tearing?