Letters Osteoarthritis of the knee

“Osteoarthritis” on imaging may be normal wear and tear

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e5594 (Published 21 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5594
  1. Simon T Donell, orthopaedic surgeon and honorary professor1
  1. 1Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich NR4 7UY, UK
  1. simon.donell{at}nnuh.nhs.uk

Bennell and colleagues’ clinical review on the management of knee osteoarthritis describes a sensible and measured approach based on the evidence.1 The recent access of general practitioners and triage staff to magnetic resonance images has resulted in a flood of patients referred to hospital for arthroscopy for tears of the posterior horn of the medial …

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