Common Knee Surgery Called Scam by MD
Research proves that the meniscus surgery orthopedic surgeons are recommending for everyone with creaky, cranky knees could actually deliver an extra special level of misery. And this pain will last you the rest of your life.
We are talking about osteoarthritis, and if you don’t have it now, wait until that surgeon cuts into your hinges — because once he slices you open, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get the condition.
In one new study of arthritis-free patients with a meniscus tear, every single one who had surgery developed arthritis within a year of the operation. Yes, that’s a 100 percent FAILURE rate. Compare that to patients who left their meniscus alone. Only 59 percent of those patients developed arthritis.
But that isn’t the end of the story. The worst pain produced from arthritis is caused by the loss of cartilage, the natural cushion inside your knee. And if you get hoodwinked into meniscus surgery, you’re going to lose all the stuffing in your cushion. A full 81 percent of meniscus surgery patients suffered from cartilage loss, versus 40 percent of those that didn’t have surgery.
And for what? In addition to suffering from arthritis and loss of cartilage in the year after the surgery, the procedure itself is scientifically proven NOT to work!
Another study found that meniscus surgery is no better than a sham surgery. Other studies found no improvements in pain in the short term and no improvements in the function of the knee in the long term.
This research is showing us that the most common orthopedic procedure on the planet is not only unnecessary, but it is proven now to be worthless.
Most knee surgeries are unnecessary.
The operation to repair the meniscus is supposed to remove damaged tissue from the knee with the promise to ease knee pain and restore mobility. It does neither.
It’s not that the surgery won’t make you feel better. It almost certainly will. But so will anything else, including a guy cutting open your knee and pretending to fix it — because that’s exactly what the study used: a sham procedure that was almost identical to a meniscus surgery, except they never actually touched the meniscus.
When it was all over, patients who had the sham procedure had the same level of pain relief and satisfaction as patients who got the real deal. Heck, a full 96 percent of those who had the sham were so deliriously happy with the outcome that they said they’d do it all over again — compared to 93 percent of those who had the real surgery.
Orthopedic surgeons perform about 700,000 of these operations per year at an average cost of $5,000 a pop.
That’s $3.5 billion a year on meniscus operations. And, that is just for the actual surgeon to perform the surgery itself. It does not include your hospital stay, lab work, pre and post-surgical doctor visits, weeks of physical therapy, anesthesiologist, surgical assistants, pathology services, injections and so on. So don’t run to the orthopedic surgeon before you do your homework. Pay attention to the SCIENCE, because this isn’t the first study to show that the meniscus operation is little more than an expensive bit of smoke and mirrors. Other studies have found the same results.
Download our Research Guide and read it for yourself.
Then call Dr. Dranko or Dr. Gorlesky at (919) 556-1033 for your complimentary, no-obligation Knee Meet & Greet. See if you qualify for our Knee Pain Recovery Program.