Meniscus surgery is a bad idea, and we’ve put together five reasons you shouldn’t have it.
The big misconception is that the meniscus tears seen on the MRI are linked in some way to that knee pain. But the truth is, just as many middle-aged people who don’t have any knee pain or problems, have meniscus tears. Despite this and the fact that we have no solid scientific evidence that the surgery actually works, meniscus surgery is of the most common procedures performed in the United States with over 700,000 performed each year.
In fact, not only is the scientific evidence to support this surgery lacking, it points in the opposite direction.