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Arthroscopic Surgery Does Not Help

March 29, 2010

knee painA study on arthroscopic surgery to treat knee OA was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  The study reported “At no point did either of the intervention groups report less pain or better function than the placebo group.  Because there is no confirmed usefulness for these surgeries many agencies are reconsidering paying for a surgery which seems to create risks with no benefit”.

Further, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons released in their 2008 Treatment Guideline for Knee Osteoarthritis that they could not recommend arthroscopic surgery as an effective treatment option.

The New England Journal of Medicine and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons both agree that arthroscopic surgery may not be an effective treatment for your knee pain.

Have you ever considered trying a knee brace to treat your OA?  Bio-mechanical knee braces are clinically proven to decrease pain and increase function in arthritic knees.  They are commonly called Unloading Braces or Off-Loading braces.  Nobody has ever died from wearing knee braces.



One Response to “Arthroscopic Surgery Does Not Help”

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