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

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Siemieniuk RA, Harris IA, Agoritsas T, Poolman RW, Brignardello-Petersen R, Van de Velde S, Buchbinder R, Englund M, Lytvyn L, Quinlan C, Helsingen L, Knutsen G, Olsen NR, Macdonald H, Hailey L, Wilson HM, Lydiatt A, Kristiansen A. Arthroscopic surgery for degenerative knee arthritis and meniscal tears: a clinical practice guideline. BMJ. 2017 May;357:j1982. PubMed #28490431.
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.”

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