Doctors and medical researchers have known for years that knee arthroscopies are not useful for patients suffering knee osteoarthritis (OA), yet a total of 30,000 were preformed in 2014-15.
Now, thanks to the a report commissioned by the Australian government – Shifting The Dial, knee arthroscopies have gained attention as they don’t pass a cost-effectiveness test, as well as not helping patients!
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But, if we stop surgeons from offering so many arthroscopies for knee OA, what can patients do instead? The answer – GLA:D, an evidence based, cost-effective, treatment option!