Benefit of knee surgery for middle aged or older patients 'inconsequential' says experts...

Over 700,000 knee arthroscopies are carried out in the USA and 150,00 in the UK each year on middle aged and older adults with persistent knee pain, but researchers are saying their findings do not supports arthroscopic surgery as a treatment for middle aged or older persons with painful arthritic knee or torn meniscus. Interventions that include arthroscopy are associated with a small benefit and with harms, and the benefit is markedly smaller then that seen from exercise therapy.

See what the researchers are saying about knee arthroscopies then schedule an appointment to discuss your chronic knee pain or painful arthritis with Dr. Andrew McMarlin.