This common knee surgery is a scam!
It's everything wrong with modern medicine, especially the so-called care given to older patients.
It's an operation that's supposed to ease knee pain and restore movement.
It's so popular that it's been done literally millions of times in the past few years alone.
Yet a new study has come to a startling conclusion: It DOESN'T work!
Maybe docs should've just listened to their patients years ago, because folks who've had the operation have learned the hard way that it doesn't deliver on those rosy promises.
It's called an arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, or APM, to clean up the meniscus and clear out torn and tattered cartilage from the knees.
Many patients who've had it found the operation itself more painful than they expected. Some also discovered firsthand that the recovery period ended up being longer and tougher than their doc may have led them to believe.
And when it was all over... when the final rehab appointment was in the books and the scars had healed... they didn't feel any better.
No doubt, plenty of these folks thought that maybe they were unlucky... that the operation just "didn't work" on them.
But the new study finds that the problem isn't the patient.
It's the surgery... the one that never should've been done in the first place!
The new analysis looked at multiple clinical trials that compared APM to plain old physical therapy, and it found that the operation delivers no extra benefit at all.
The only time it MIGHT work is when the meniscus damage is caused by a sudden trauma, like a sports injury or accident, especially in younger folks.
For everyone else dealing with common wear and tear on the joint -- by far the most common reason for the 750,000 APMs performed every year -- the surgery doesn't deliver on any level you care about.
But that doesn't mean that you have to live with the pain.
The reason meniscus procedures such as this one often fail to deliver pain relief is that the meniscus was never the problem in the first place.
Sure, it might be a little tattered.
It happens over the years.
But the REAL reason for the pain is in the joint itself, especially damaged cartilage and the inflammation around it.
Try a mix of natural therapies such as curcumin and MSM to ease that inflammation over the short term -- and combine with treatments such as UC-II collagen to help slow the damage and repair cartilage over the long run.