Knee Surgery: Harms Outweigh Benefits, Say Experts

Arthroscopic surgery for degenerative knee: systematic review and meta-analysis of benefits and harms

The small inconsequential benefit seen from interventions that include arthroscopy for the degenerative knee is limited in time and absent at one to two years after surgery. Knee arthroscopy is associated with harms. Taken together, these findings do not support the practise of arthroscopic surgery for middle aged or older patients with knee pain with or without signs of osteoarthritis.

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