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Another Study Finds Arthroscopic Knee Surgery No Better Than Sham Surgery

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  • A recent study found arthroscopic knee surgery for degenerative meniscal tears had no more benefit than “sham surgery”
  • Four studies over the last decade cast doubt on whether arthroscopic knee surgery is offering any real benefits to knee pain sufferers
  • Harnessing the power of placebo, along with adopting a disease-preventing lifestyle, is a more effective approach to treating common knee pain
  • Appropriate exercise is key to preventing and relieving most knee pain by strengthening your joint and its supportive structures, improving flexibility, and helping to optimize body weight
  • A number of supplements are particularly helpful, such as vitamin D, MSM, astaxanthin, turmeric, and several others

By Dr. Mercola

Arthroscopic knee surgery is one of the most common unnecessary surgeries performed today—along with back and hip surgeries, pacemakers, cardiac angioplasties, hysterectomies, and Cesarean sections.

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