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Arthroscopic surgery for degenerative knee arthritis and meniscal tears: a clinical practice guideline

PainSci » bibliography » Siemieniuk et al 2017
Tags: surgery, knee, arthritis, treatment, leg, limbs, pain problems, aging

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These guidelines “make a strong recommendation against the use of arthroscopy in nearly all patients with degenerative knee disease … ” regardless of “imaging evidence of osteoarthritis, mechanical symptoms, or sudden symptom onset.” The authors believe this is the last word on the subject: “further research is unlikely to alter this recommendation.”

~ Paul Ingraham

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