Surgery for degenerative knee pain has no leg to stand on
There are only so many times you can hobble down the stairs or struggle to climb into the tub before you’ll do anything… literally anything… to lose that agonizing knee pain.
Even a painful surgery — with a long and often difficult recovery — starts to make sense.
But before you let some surgeon wheel you into the operating room, there’s something you need to know. That knee surgery may do a good job emptying your bank account — but there’s a decent chance it won’t do a thing to relieve that throbbing knee pain.
In a recent study published in the British Medical Journal, Danish researchers analyzed nine trials involving nearly 1,300 people with degenerative knee pain. And those who opted for arthroscopic surgery had no greater pain relief after six months than those who skipped the procedure.
For one of the studies, doctors even pretended to give patients surgery. They used a sham operation that included an incision and a little poking around, but didn’t actually repair anything.
And even those folks fared just as well as people who got the full arthroscopic surgery.
Of course, the health care industry loves knee operations because they cost about the same (or more) as a new car, between $17,000 and $65,000.
But for patients, knee surgery is not such a sweet deal. Aside from getting no pain relief, you’re exposed to deadly side effects, like blood clots and infections.
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Many patients have also found relief through a procedure called prolotherapy, where a sugar solution is injected into the injured area to stimulate the body’s natural healing response. Some people who have struggled with pain for years find relief in a matter of weeks.
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Surgery for knee pain may not provide benefit