Monday, March 10, 2014

Eickhoff’s Extras: New in the News

Patients with meniscal tears and no arthritis in the knee may not need surgery.  New research shows that with time and physical therapy, many patients with non traumatic meniscal tears do get better without surgery. 

Jennifer Eickhoff, FNP-BC, MSN, ATC, LAT

Sihvonen R et al. Arthroscopic partial menisectomy verses sham surgery for a degenerative meniscal tear. N Engl J Med 2013 Dec 26; 369:2515

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