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Letters Arthroscopic surgery for knee pain

Exercise therapy is supplementary to arthroscopic surgery when surgery is indicated

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 31 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4622
  1. Avinash Joshi, orthopaedic consultant
  1. Jersey General Hospital, St Helier, Jersey JE1 3QS, Channel Islands
  1. nashjoshi{at}

Kise and colleagues conclude that exercise therapy is better than surgery for thigh muscle strength in patients with degenerative meniscal tears.1

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used to diagnose meniscal tears in all of their patients. This seems impractical with dwindling funding for hospitals …

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