Questioning Efficacy of Knee Arthroscopy

The knee is the largest joint in the body with knee pain affecting millions of Americans. Meniscus cartilage tears and degenerative osteoarthritic wear affect nearly 1 in 2 people. Arthroscopic surgery, one of the most common treatments, may be no better than less invasive therapies for degenerative meniscal tears, and may exacerbate the osteoarthritis. Two landmark studies in 2002 and 2008 concluded these findings. Less invasive alternatives include lifestyle modification, medication, active physical therapy rehab with a home exercise program, passive physical therapies, hyaluronic acid injections (Hyalgin, etc), and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections. Clinicare is able to provide combinations of all of these procedures.