Originally Posted by ollinger
That arthroscopy is not useful for arthritis in the knee is fairly old news; recent studies have merely confirmed what was known (but what some orthopedists were unwilling to admit).
If there is severe knee osteoarthritis present, then repairing the meniscal tear (caused by wear and tear) will not benefit, because the meniscus will soon be damaged again by the osteoarthritis.
Is that the reasoning?
Also, is there a link to the conclusions that arthroscopy is not useful?
This link indicates the study is still ongoing and does not state any conclusions.