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  • Arthroscopic meniscus surgery leads to knee replacement - In this article we will examine research that suggests that arthroscopic knee surgery leads to knee replacement. Doctors in the Netherlands publish their findings in the medical journal Osteoarthritis Cartilage:  "In patients with knee osteoarthritis arthroscopic knee surgery with meniscectomy is associated with a three fold increase in the risk for future knee replacement surgery."1 Research in the medical journal Orthopedics went further to give expected time frames from arthroscopic meniscus surgery to knee replacement. In this study, doctors examined the incidence of total knee replacement in patients who have undergone knee arthroscopy for partial meniscectomy, chondroplasty, or arthroscopic debridement of… ...

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