Fri, Dec 27, 2013 -- 9:00 AM
Doubts Shed on Benefits of Knee SurgeryDownload audio (MP3)
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
- 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