Arthroscopic Surgery Did Not Provide Additional Benefit to Physical and Medical Therapy for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Kirkley, A.; Birmingham, T. B.; Litchfield, R. B.; Giffin, J. R.; Wihits, K. R.; Wong, C. J.; Feagan, B. G.; Donner, A.; Griffin, S. H.; Ascanio, L. M.; Pope, J. E.; Fowler, P. J.; Moseley, Bruce
May 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;May2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 5, p1281
Academic Journal
The article reports on the results of research which was conducted in an effort to determine whether arthroscopic surgery provided any additional benefit to optimized physical and medical therapy in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. Researchers conducted a randomized, blinded controlled trial. They found that in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, arthroscopic surgery did not confer any additional benefit to optimized physical and medical therapy.


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