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2013

THE NEW YORK TIMES Dec 25,2013
Common Knee Surgery Does Very Little for Some, Study Suggests
“A popular surgical procedure worked no better than fake operations in helping people with one type of common knee problem, suggesting that thousands of people may be undergoing unnecessary surgery, a new study in The New England Journal of Medicine reports.”

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Dec 25, 2013
Fake Knee Surgery as Good as Real Procedure, Study Finds: Result Likely to Fuel Debate Over Common Orthopedic Operation
“A fake surgical procedure is just as good as real surgery at reducing pain and other symptoms in some patients suffering from torn knee cartilage, according to a new study that is likely to fuel debate over one of the most common orthopedic operations.”

REUTERS Dec 25, 2013
Common knee surgery ineffective in study

“One of the most common types of knee surgery performed in the U.S. is no more effective than fake surgery, at least for the first year, according to a new study.”
This interview was published around the world in publications like Daily Mail, UPI and CBS News.

CNN Dec 27, 2013
You may not be better off after knee surgery
“Patients who underwent simulated knee surgery fared just as well as those who got the real deal, according to a new study that’s raising eyebrows about the most common orthopedic procedure performed in the United States.”

 

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