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Study Points to Benefits of Knee Replacement Surgery

Oct 22, 2015 - The New York Times

Knee replacement surgery relieves pain and improves function in patients with severe osteoarthritis much more effectively than nonsurgical therapy alone, researchers reported on Wednesday.

Despite hundreds of thousands of knee replacements performed in the United States yearly, until now there had been no rigorously controlled trial comparing the operation with more conservative approaches.

In the new study, 50 adults with moderate to severe osteoarthritis completed exhaustive non...