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Fake Knee Surgery as Good as Real Procedure, Study Finds
12-27-2013, 11:41 AM #1
Wayne5 Member
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A fake surgical procedure is just as good as real surgery at reducing pain and other symptoms in some patients suffering from torn knee cartilage, according to a new study that is likely to fuel debate over one of the most common orthopedic operations.

As many as 700,000 people in the U.S. undergo knee surgery each year to treat tears in a crescent-shaped piece of cartilage known as the meniscus, which acts as a shock absorber between the upper and lower portions of the knee joints. The tears create loose pieces of cartilage that doctors have long thought interfere with motion of the joints,

But researchers in Finland who studied two sets of patients—one that received the surgery, and another that was led to believe that it had—observed no significant differences in improvement between the groups after one year.

Surgery did provide a slight advantage in certain areas early on, including a decrease in pain felt after exercising and in some quality-of-life measures, but the differences disappeared by the end of the 12 months, the researchers said in a paper published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10...2014913458

"researchers in Finland" I think octo has a lot of explaining to do.
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12-27-2013, 05:18 PM #2
Wayne5 Member
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wtf2.gif Nothing to say, guilty conscience, Finnish conspiracy!
12-27-2013, 05:23 PM #3
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12-27-2013, 08:19 PM #4
Wayne5 Member
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gaah.gif Hay! This is an important article! This very day I talked to my neighbor out of getting knee surgery. He said it didn't bother him that much but the doctor wanted to operate.
If we were to get serious about the crap medicine in our system we wouldn't we wouldn't have to borrow so much, and if we were to cut the pentagon budget by 200 to 300 billion we would be on our way to a balanced budget. We would still be spending more than all the other countries combined on defense.

We are fighting of stupid stuff while the real stuff is right in front of us!

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12-27-2013, 08:24 PM #5
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I think everybody agrees with you there Wayne
12-27-2013, 08:26 PM #6
Wayne5 Member
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oh...blink.gif...never mind. 37.gif
12-27-2013, 08:36 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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12-28-2013, 12:34 AM #8
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(12-27-2013, 11:41 AM)Wayne5 Wrote:  A fake surgical procedure is just as good as real surgery at reducing pain and other symptoms in some patients suffering from torn knee cartilage, according to a new study that is likely to fuel debate over one of the most common orthopedic operations.

As many as 700,000 people in the U.S. undergo knee surgery each year to treat tears in a crescent-shaped piece of cartilage known as the meniscus, which acts as a shock absorber between the upper and lower portions of the knee joints. The tears create loose pieces of cartilage that doctors have long thought interfere with motion of the joints,


But researchers in Finland who studied two sets of patients—one that received the surgery, and another that was led to believe that it had—observed no significant differences in improvement between the groups after one year.

Surgery did provide a slight advantage in certain areas early on, including a decrease in pain felt after exercising and in some quality-of-life measures, but the differences disappeared by the end of the 12 months, the researchers said in a paper published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10...2014913458

"researchers in Finland" I think octo has a lot of explaining to do.
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They are making way too much money to stop now!



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