2004 Resurfacing by Dr. De Smet of Belgium. I have played hockey 2 days a week since, snow boarding, running and still going strong. Guess I wore out the natural one.
I had a BHR in 2004 in Belgium and after numerous appeals BC picked up the tab. They were jerks until after numerous study submissions and the fact that I must have hit a reasonable Doctor from BC who agreed with my assertion that I had in fact saved them money and my outcome was outstanding.
Back in 2004 insurance wasn’t an option as you know but after I came back from Belgium I decided I had nothing to lose and made my case for reimbursement. I cited study after study along with hard copies etc. I even had people at BC/BS misinterpret results. In fact one person denying the claim read the results of 2 studies and totally misinterpted results. In the end it was my rebuttal to the interpretation that one Doctor sided with me and agreed I was bang on. As I said I kept at it since I hoped for the best and planned for the worst. After winning they pretty much comped me for everything except fight and hotel so it worked out great. Way better than I expected.