Arthroscopic surgery for knee OA provides no additional benefit to physical therapy
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OrthoEvidence. Arthroscopic surgery for knee OA provides no additional benefit to physical therapy. ACE Report. 2013;2(3):58. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/2788
A Randomized Trial of Arthroscopic Surgery for Osteoarthritis of the KneeN Engl J Med. 2008 Sep 11;359(11):1097-107.
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178 patients (>18 yr of age) with moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis of the knee were randomly assigned to surgical lavage and arthroscopic debridement together with optimized physical and medical therapy or to treatment with physical and medical therapy alone. Arthroscopic surgery for knee OA provided no additional clinical or symptomatic benefit over optimized physical and medical therapy.
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