Having surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or meniscal cartilage knee injury does not reduce a person's chance of later developing knee osteoarthritis , says a study published in the August print issue of the journal Radiology. The study followed up on 326 patients who had been previously diagnosed with persistent knee problems 10 years earlier.
1 Replies |Report This| Share this:Knee Injury? Surgery Won't Cut Arthritis RiskHaving surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or meniscal cartilage knee injury does not reduce a person's chance of later developing knee <a href="http://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/default.htm" sl(this,,embd-lnk);>osteoarthritis</a> , says a study published in the August print issue of the journal <i>Radiology</i>. The study followed up on 326 patients who had been previously diagnosed with persistent knee problems 10 years earlier.<br /><br /> Findings showed that regardless.....<a href="http://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/news/20100629/knee-injury-surgery-wont-cut-osteoarthritis-risk"><i><b>(Read entire article here...)</b></i></a>
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