Osteoarthritis of the knee is one of the top five causes of disability among the elderly ranking as high as cardiovascular disease.
Knee osteoarthritis is one of the most prevalent chronic disabilities in the United States that causes pain and a reduction in the range of motion and possible activity until even walking becomes difficult. Common treatment options include harmful steroid injections and risky surgeries that don’t restore patients to full function while the joint continues to deteriorate over time. As knee osteoarthritis progresses, total knee replacement is the most common treatment.
Have you been told that your knee pain is caused by a torn meniscus and that a meniscectomy will relieve your knee pain and restore function?
Meniscus tears are as common as wrinkles and these tears do not necessarily cause knee pain. Meniscectomy, a surgery in which a portion of the meniscus is cut away, is a surgery that harms the integrity of the knee and may greatly increase the occurrence of osteoarthritis. What’s more, many patients are not completely satisfied with their results and continue to report pain following surgery.
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