Knee osteoarthritis (OA) not improved by arthroscopic surgery

Knee ArthroscopyA recent study published in the Australian Journal of Physiotherapy found that arthroscopic surgery  in osteoarthritic knees offered no significant benefits, when used in conjunction with physical therapy and medications as opposed to physical therapy and medications alone.

The subjects of the study had moderate to severe OA of the knee and did not experience improvements in physical function, pain or health-related quality of life when arthroscopic surgery was added to their regimen of physical therapy and medications.

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(from Pubmed)

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    Being a doctor, I like your view on this specific topic. Several of my clients go over related matters together with me, and it truly is exciting that we aren’t the only people who really care!

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