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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Routine Knee arthroscopy has no evidence of benefit

Routine knee arthroscopy has no benefit
Biological injections work better

Has your orthopedic surgeon offered you knee arthroscopy for a meniscal tear? Don't waste your money on it. Even if it is not your money and insurance is paying for it, still you should not waste your time and effort on it.  A recent editorial from a leading Orthopedic journal opines that routine knee arthroscopy is a waste of time. This finding only re echoes a leading paper published in 2002 in the New England journal of medicine. Read the news here. 

Instead biological injections will work better. To know more about biologicals for your case, get an appointment with drvenkat@kneeindia.com
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