A recent study published online by the New England Journal of Medicine concludes that in many instances Physical therapy can be just as good for a torn meniscus knee injury and at far less cost and risk as arthroscopic surgery. This was the most rigorous study to date comparing the two treatments. It revealed that therapy did not always help and some people wound up having surgery for the problem anyway, but those who stayed compliant with therapy often improved as much six months and one year later, as those who were given arthroscopic surgery right away.
For more information on this study, and to see the full article written by Marlynn Marchione of the Associated Press, click on the link below:
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