Here's a funny reply from Handmaiden Strangio:

I had top surgery 13 years ago. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think about how it was the best thing I have ever done for my survival. I also had orthopedic knee surgery at 14 and often regret it. But no NYTs pieces about orthopedic regret I see

Yes. Because orthopedic surgery to treat a physical problem is exactly the same as chopping off a healthy girl's breasts to further the fantasy that she can magically become a non-woman somehow

If there's a risk that knee surgeries in the aggregate aren't delivering the benefit that they're supposed to be delivering, that they may actually be maiming patients in significant numbers, and that patients aren't being adequately informed of the risks before they receive these surgeries, then the NYT SHOULD be covering that story.