Harder environment to work in. No greater risk, just stuff in the way.
I agree and have already asked him (the surgeon) to provide a letter / statement for me.
But I was also just curious as well. I had a previous orthopedic surgery for a fractured fibula as well (this time as an outpatient), and was close to having the surgery pushed back due to inflammation.
I can find a lot of information about pre- and post- surgical inflammation, but nothing that just seems to discuss the challenges during surgery. Such as is it just harder environment to work/navigate in? Higher risks of infection post-surgery? Or etc.
Not an attorney but not sure this is the right way to go. Sometimes surgery has to be done, in spite of acute inflammation.
This was a medical decision made by your physician. He was there, and your insurance company was not. Shouldn't this be the argument around which you base your appeal?