50 L. Ed. 2d 251, 97 S. Ct. 285 (1976). Plaintiff's alleged condition would satisfy the serious medical need requirement, however, plaintiff states no facts that would support a finding of deliberate indifference toward that need. On the contrary, plaintiff's complaint and the attached exhibits indicate that several doctors have examined plaintiff's knee. In addition, Attachment A to defendants' motion reveals that an orthopedic specialist examined plaintiff's knee on February 21, 1990, and found no orthopedic disease after conducting an arthrogram. The doctor's report also indicates that plaintiff received physical therapy which improved his condition "considerably." These facts clearly preclude a finding of deliberate indifference toward plaintiff's condition.
Despite the doctor's finding, plaintiff maintains that his knee requires surgery, that it has since June, 1987, and that the delay in providing surgery constitutes a showing of deliberate indifference. Plaintiff's personal opinion that his knee requires surgery is insufficient to support an Eighth Amendment claim. See, e.g., Smart v. Villar, 547 F.2d 112, 114 (10th Cir. 1976); Henderson v. Sec'y of Corrections, 518 F.2d 694, 695 (10th Cir. 1975). Furthermore, plaintiff's own exhibits indicate that, during the period he claims treatment has been delayed, prison medical personnel, including at least three doctors, have examined his knee. Thus, the Court finds no evidence of a delay constituting deliberate indifference. Accordingly, it hereby is
ORDERED, that defendants' motion to dismiss this action is granted.
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