Thursday, July 30, 2015

Keep the Scope Out of Your Knees!

40% of patients without pain or a history of significant injury have damaged cartilage on X-rays or MRI.  Studies show that after 5 years, those who had surgery for this problem with an arthroscope do no better than those treated medically.  Nutritional supplements might be better yet, certainly with much less side effects. 

See Overdiagnosed by Dr. H. Gilbert Welch.

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