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Old 01-19-2013, 05:35 PM   #7
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Yes, I think it's important to make the distinction between a "wear and tear" injury to the meniscus over time due to advanced arthritis vs. a traumatic single-event injury to the meniscus in an otherwise healthy (non-arthritic) knee.

As I understand the recent medical findings, Arthroscopic surgery does not work well in the presence of knee arthritis and meniscal
tears. I think the studies show surgery works not much better than physical therapy or placebo.

I suspect that your friend with arthritis and meniscus tear, would have fared just as well without the surgery.
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