Pain on the side of your knee is a common problem I see in the clinic. It’s funny, most people come to me worried about their meniscus or arthritis. But no one is talking about the Pes Anserine. The Pes Anserine is where many important muscles & tendons attach on the inside of your knee.
If you have knee pain and have been told you have a meniscus tear and your doctor tells you need surgery, without a complete discussion that meniscus surgery has been shown to be ineffective, you should say no and never return to that office. Knee meniscus surgery is still the procedure is still the most
Meniscus surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries. That doesn’t mean it’s a good idea though. Studies show that it doesn’t usually help and long term speeds up the need for a total knee replacement. This isn’t my opinion, it’s just science. A recent article published in the New England Journal shows again