So i just had an appointment with an Ortho Dr. This is following my 3rd ACL reconstruction surgery. I have had 3 ACL reconstruction within a 4 year time period of each other. My most recent surgery was November 2016 and i still have instability, pain, and lots of popping/grinding/catching in my knee. The Ortho Dr. said he was going to put in a referral to Tripler Hawaii. If Tripler accepts then i guess i will be going there to get images and see what the course of action can be. The Dr. said if they don't accept then i will be put through a MEB. Career wise i am a 30 year old E-5 with 10+ years of service and am a vehicle mechanic. Currently I am working in our tech support section because too much bending, walking, and standing makes the pain worse obviously. But even sitting at a desk all day exacerbates the pain. So i guess my question is what should i look forward to? Should i really opt for another surgery if they offer it? Or should i just go for the MEB?