Do any patients benefit from knee arthroscopy?

Partial meniscectomy offers no benefit over physical therapies except in patients without osteoarthritis: researchers

Many middle-aged and older adults with a meniscal tear and knee pain are not likely to benefit from arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, a review suggests.

Researchers analysed 10 clinical trials that randomly offered some patients the arthroscopic surgery and others nonsurgical options, including exercise or medication.