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Surgery Benefits Older Patients With Meniscus Tear More Than Observation

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Meniscal root tears, often seen in young athletes, also commonly strike older people with degenerative knee problems. Stanford Medical researchers have recently discovered an arthroscopic surgical technique to help repair these injuries in older adults. According to the research, surgical repair enables patients to avoid the need for more complicated surgeries later. Only 3.3 percent of patients who had the procedure required total knee surgery versus 33.3 percent who received non-surgical therapy. According to UPI, researchers also found significant improvement in all clinical areas in the surgery group at a two-year follow-up.

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