A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, no less, shows that arthroscopic knee surgery for a torn meniscus–the most common surgical procedure in the U.S., doesn’t help. Oh, it does make about 2/3 of the patients feel better, but–get this–patients who have “fake” knee surgeries where nothing was done to the meniscus–also have about a 2/3 “success” rate.
So, the study says (suggests) this type of knee surgery doesn’t make any difference.
So, if you have knee pain, unless you also have arthritis, surgery may be a last resort instead of a first resort.
I’m just sayin’