Surgery ‘not effective’ for knee arthritis: report

At her heaviest, retired academic Anne Ashford rated the pain from knee arthritis as “10 out of 10”. “The first surgeon I went to said I needed a knee arthroscopy and that I would need a knee replacement in one to two years,” she said. Ms Ashford ended up seeing a rheumatologist who said, with weight loss and exercise, she would not need any surgery. “I lost 14 kilos in six months, by focusing on portion control and doing knee-focused exercises in the pool and on land,” she said. Within six weeks, her pain subsided. “After six months, there was…
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