No Added Benefit From Surgery For Knee Arthritis

September 15, 2008

A new study was published last week, revealing that arthroscopic knee surgery did nothing to help patients with knee arthritis......Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study was published last week, revealing that arthroscopic knee surgery did nothing to help patients with knee arthritis.

The report stated that regular treatment with medication and physical therapy was just as good as the surgery.

This has been backed up by a new study published in Arthritis Care & Research.

The study was carried out via the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project, by researchers at the University of California.

They found that around 70% of Americans who are obese will develop arthritis in the knee.

The best way to prevent this is with exercise, as well as weight loss.

This has shown once again that surgery is not the best option for patients with knee arthritis.

Exercise was proven to help get rid of knee arthritis pain.


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