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Are there benefits in having knee arthroscopic surgery for arthritis?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

There was a studydone in texas a few years ago that suggested that arthroscopy forknee problems was not more effective than placebo.
Having said that I have seen people improve as well as no improvement after arthroscopy. If there is a clear cut meniscus tear, arthroscopy can be helpful. If there is generalized arthritis, i feel it is less likely to be helpful . Others may have a different opinion.

In brief: Possibly

There was a studydone in texas a few years ago that suggested that arthroscopy forknee problems was not more effective than placebo.
Having said that I have seen people improve as well as no improvement after arthroscopy. If there is a clear cut meniscus tear, arthroscopy can be helpful. If there is generalized arthritis, i feel it is less likely to be helpful . Others may have a different opinion.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: Yes

If there is torn cartilage or mechanical symptoms, arthroscopy can sometimes be helpful.
Whether it is effective for general arthritic symptoms is controversial.

In brief: Yes

If there is torn cartilage or mechanical symptoms, arthroscopy can sometimes be helpful.
Whether it is effective for general arthritic symptoms is controversial.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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