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Benefits of Arthroscopic Surgery Questioned

A systematic review of the benefits and harms of arthroscopic knee surgery involving partial meniscectomy for middle-aged and older adults with knee pain and degenerative knee disease was recenttly published in BMJ. They found inconsequential benefits 3-6 months after surgery, but no long-term benefits or improvement in physical function. The most common harms were deep venous thrombosis (4.13 events per 1000 procedures) and less common were pulmonary embolism, infection, and death.

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