Friday, February 7, 2014

Another study shows arthroscopic knee surgery no better than placebo

In an earlier post I wrote about a study that indicated that arthroscopic knee surgery did not outperform physiotherapy for knee pain caused by a torn meniscus. Now a Finnish study had shown that it did not outperform sham surgery either. Doctors actually performed sham surgeries on patients, making incisions and poking around, but not performing the actual procedure. Patients who received real surgeries and patients who received sham surgeries reported the same degree of improvement a year later. This replicates the results of an earlier (2002) study done in Texas. This makes for a total of four studies that show this surgery to be less than useful.

Before you consider surgery, please try physiotherapy complemented by bioenergy treatments. You will be pleasantly surprised at the results.

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