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Fri, Dec 27, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Doubts Shed on Benefits of Knee Surgery


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Around 700,000 people in the U.S. undergo knee surgery each year. But a new study finds no significant difference in improvement between patients who had one common knee surgery -- arthroscopy -- and those who underwent a fake surgery. We'll discuss the effectiveness of knee surgery and how to keep your knees healthy.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Dr. Jeffrey Halbrecht, medical director of The Institute for Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine in San Francisco; and former medical director for the Women's Pro Ski Tour
  • Dr. Kevin Bozic, William R. Murray Professor and vice chair of the UCSF Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Dr. Moshe Lewis, physical medicine and rehabilitation physician at the California Pacific Medical Center

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