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Studies Show Meniscal Surgery Actually Increases Injury
Repairing a meniscal tear with arthroscopy makes conceptual sense, however,
this just does not occur often enough to warrant the procedure. In an animal
study, only 38 percent of the meniscal repairs actually healed. (6)
insult to injury, another study showed that meniscal repair can actually
cause a further spreading of the injury to the non-injured meniscal
tissue. The authors noted, "It appears that in radial repairs, progressive
spreading at the repair site altered normal meniscal geometry and structure." (7)
common language, attempting to repair the area with arthroscopy makes
the normal meniscal tissue weaker and further worsens the injury.
The authors went on to say, "Meniscal tissue from repaired radial lesions was
significantly lower than controls in yield stress, maximum stress, and
elastic modulus. The repaired radial meniscal lesions demonstrated abnormal
force transmission and energy dissipation behavior qualitatively similar
to a complete meniscectomy." (7) This is unbelievable! Repairing
a meniscal tear makes the meniscal tissue so weak that it is like
having no menisci at all. What a scary thought!
Meniscectomy Causes Arthritis
Repairing meniscal tears does not work; neither
does grafting tissue over the tear. In one study on sheep knees,
one group received a total meniscectomy, two groups received different
grafts, and the control group received no surgery. Guess which group
did better? You guessed it! The virgin knee group that was never
probed by a scope faired the best. On follow-up x-ray after only
21 months, the control knees had no arthritis, but the meniscectomized
knees had significant arthritis in all the compartments of the knee,
as well as the grafted knees. The authors concluded, "Knees
undergoing each of the three procedures in our study showed significant
degenerative changes when compared with the nonoperated control knees.
This would suggest that surgical intrusion into the knee predisposes
it to osteoarthritic changes." (8) What a shock!
Ross Hauser, MD is a Prolotherapy doctor and
Medical Director of Caring Medical and Rehabilitation Services
in Oak Park, Illinois. In this video, Dr. Hauser performs
a Prolotherapy treatment to a knee, demonstrating the Prolotherapy
injection technique practiced at Caring Medical. Dr. Hauser
treats patients from around the globe with Hackett-Hemwall
Prolotherapy and has found it is an excellent alternative
to knee surgery, NSAID treatment, and cortisone injections.
If you would like to see our other videos on Prolotherapy,
or would like to email us to see if Prolotherapy can help
your knee pain, please visit www.caringmedical.com.
Prolotherapy can be used in almost all painful knee conditions
and injuries, including: meniscal tear, knee tendinosis,
osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, tendon injury,
ligament injury, ACL injury, anterior cruciate ligament tear,
MCL, injury, medial collateral ligament tear, iliotibial
band injury, sports injuries, and knee joint instability.
Prolotherapy for Meniscus Injuries
Ross Hauser, MD is the Medical Director of
Caring Medical & Rehabilitation Services in Oak Park,
Illinois, just outside of Chicago. Dr. Hauser is a Prolotherapy
doctor who treats athletes and chronic pain patients from
around the world, specializing in difficult chronic pain
and sports injury cases. In this video, he discusses his
experience treating meniscus tear injuries and using Prolotherapy
treatment for meniscus rehab. The knee is the number one
area treated at Caring Medical, and many of those are patients
suffering from continued pain after they have undergone meniscus
surgery, as well as those wanting to avoid meniscectomy in
the first place. Dr. Hauser's Prolotherapy technique provides
an alternative to knee surgery, as well as a way to alleviate
chronic pain resulting after these surgeries. For more information,
and to become a patient, visit www.caringmedical.com.
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