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Real and fake knee surgeries get the same results in a study

Surgeons in the U.S. perform about 700,000 knee surgeries every years in an attempt to repair torn menisci, commonly described as two cushions between your thigh and shin bones. But a new study suggests the surgeries might be for naught.The study, released in The New England Journal of Medicine, says minimally invasive surgery on the meniscus works no better than fake operations to relieve pain and fix knee problems, such as locking and clicking. All of the 146 volunteer Finnish ...

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