Arthroscopic Knee Surgery No Help For Arthritis Patients

September 11, 2008

A new study has found that arthroscopic knee surgery does not help patients suffering from arthritis in their knees...........Boston (ChattahBox) – A new study has found that arthroscopic knee surgery does not help patients suffering from arthritis in their knees.

Researchers from the University of Western Ontario in Canada carried out the study on a total of 178 men and women.

All of those who took part in the study had moderate to severe knee arthritis.

Every single one of those in the study were put through a series of what is considered to be medical treatment methods that are normal for those with knee arthritis.

They were given medications, physical therapy, etc.

They then looked at 86 of the patients who also received arthroscopic knee surgery.

The patients were tracked for two years after this all took place.

Researchers found no improvement in the group that had the arthroscopic knee surgery, compared to the group who received medication and physical therapy.

The study is published in the New England Journal of Medicine.


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