Recently; studies done by a team of researchers at the university of Helsinki in Finland suggests that arthroscopic partial Meniscectomy is not better than sham procedure.
Surgeons perform this arthroscopic procedure to alleviate pain and symptoms of the injured knee meniscus.
A randomized study performed in which random people was selected to receive either the operation "arthroscopic partial Meniscectomy" or the Sham procedure that mimic the operation and results find that there is no difference between pain symptoms and other measures of quality of life between the two groups.
Study conducted over 146 patients between the ages of 35 and 65 who suffered from knee pain for at least three months in a trial in which they were randomized to either undergo an arthroscopic partial meniscectomy or a "sham" procedure that simulate an arthroscopy.
The sham group was held in the operating and recovery rooms for the same amount of times as the surgery group.
All patients received the same walking aids and instructions for exercises, taking over-the-counter painkillers as required.
The researchers found that there were no significant differences between the real surgery group and the sham group.
The study is published in journal in the New England Journal of Medicine. (ANI)