Arthroscopic Surgery Doesn’t Help With Arthritis Knee Pain – NPR

Read article - Quotes David Jevsevar, chair and assistant professor of orthopaedics, in an article about how an international panel of surgeons and patients has challenged the effectiveness of arthroscopic surgery for patients with degenerative knee problems. Jevsevar, who also serves as chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Council on Research and Quality, said the recommendation is in line with current evidence, but he also cautioned that generalizing a variety of randomized trials does not necessarily take into account the circumstances of individual patients. "Guidelines don't apply to every patient," Jevsevar says. "There's always going to be an exception."