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

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Tags: surgery, knee, arthritis, treatment, leg, limbs, pain problems, aging

Four articles on PainSci cite Siemieniuk 2017: (1) The Complete Guide to Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome(2) Should You Get A Lube Job for Your Arthritic Knee?(3) Knee Surgery Sure is Useless!(4) Knee Replacement Surgery Doubts

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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.”

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