Torn Meniscus and Menisectomy

Considering surgery for your torn meniscus? A recent study compared "sham" surgery to a real menisectomy. 

The study was reported in the New England Journal of Medicine and included 146 patients with persistent knee symptoms consistent with a meniscus tear, a proven meniscus tear on MRI and no significant arthritis, who were randomised to either "sham surgery" or surgery to remove the torn parts of the meniscus (usual practice). 

Summary Below:

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