Knee surgery not needed for mild osteoarthritis, experts say

25 agosto 2014

Middle-aged or older patients with mild or no osteoarthritis of the knee may not benefit from the procedure of arthroscopic knee surgery, experts report. «This study shows that surgery should not be the initial option for middle-aged or older patients, as there is limited evidence supporting partial meniscectomy surgery for meniscus tears,» writes the lead author. «Other treatments should be used first.»