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Physical therapy may be alternative to surgery for patients with nonobstructive meniscal tears

from Healio

Patients with nonobstructive meniscal tears may benefit from physical therapy as an alternative to surgery, according to recently published results. Victor A. van de Graaf, MD, and colleagues randomly assigned 321 patients with nonobstructive meniscal tears to undergo either arthroscopic partial meniscectomy or a physical therapy protocol which consisted of 16 sessions of exercise therapy for 8 weeks focused on coordination and closed, kinetic chain strength exercises. more

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