Meniscus surgery

Meniscus surgery is a medical procedure aimed at treating injuries or damage to the meniscus, a cartilage structure in the knee joint. This surgery may involve repairing a torn meniscus or removing damaged portions to alleviate pain and restore knee function.

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Physical Therapy Is as Good as Knee Surgery for Degenerative Meniscus Tears Yet Again

Do common orthopedic surgical procedures work? Increasingly, research is showing that many are ineffective. This morning we’ll focus on one of the most common surgical procedures in the world, arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM). Let’s dig in. Meniscectomy 101 The idea behind APM is simple. The patient usually notices sudden knee pain and an MRI is…read more

Meniscus Tear Recovery Time Without Surgery

On this page: Can a meniscus tear heal on its own? What happens if you leave a torn meniscus untreated? How can I improve my chances of the meniscus healing on its own? Does meniscus surgery work? Can you treat a meniscus tear without surgery? What is the meniscus tear recovery time without surgery? If…read more

What Causes Knee Pain 1 Year After Meniscus Surgery?

On this page: What is meniscus surgery? Does meniscus surgery work? Can the meniscus tear again after surgery? What happens to the knee after meniscus surgery? What can you do if you still have knee pain? Knee pain 1 year after meniscus surgery is much more common than most people realize. Why? Let’s dig in.…read more

Meniscus Surgery Alternative: Please Read This First

I have blogged extensively about pursuing a meniscus surgery alternative since research years ago began showing that this surgery was not helping patients and may be harming them. Now new research also shows just how poorly this procedure works and how it’s likely pushing patients toward an earlier knee replacement. Let’s dig in. What is…read more

Is Surgery Necessary for a Torn Meniscus? More Research

Is surgery necessary for a torn meniscus? The answer, based on the research, is now clear. If you’re over age 35, the most common surgery used to treat a torn meniscus called partial meniscectomy is useless. Now new research out of Johns Hopkins quantifies the massive scale of the epidemic of ineffective knee meniscus surgeries…read more

Common Meniscus Surgery Causes Arthritis: Please Stop This Surgery!

One of the most common orthopedic surgeries on earth is partial meniscectomy. This surgery has been shown in many different trials to be ineffective, and now it has a new distinction. It’s also been found in a high-level randomized controlled trial to cause arthritis. Let’s dig in. Meniscus Surgery Side Effects: We Already Know Partial…read more

Over 40 and Considering Meniscus Surgery? Think Again

A new study confirms what many other studies have also shown—meniscus surgery is no better than no surgery for pain or function outcomes in those age 40 and older. While this isn't a new finding by any means, it certainly adds more confirmation that meniscus surgery is a bad idea.

Why Are We Still Offering Meniscus Tear Patients Surgery? This Is Getting Nutty

If you read this blog, you have seen that we now have gobs of high-level evidence showing that surgery for the vast majority of meniscus tears in middle-aged patients is a fool’s errand. Despite this, the procedure is still the most common elective orthopedic surgery in the U.S. Now we have brand-new research that also weighs…read more
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