Is a structured exercise program as effective as arthroscopic surgery for decreasing the pain of nontraumatic meniscal injuries?
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For patients who can tolerate the training protocol, a supervised exercise program is as effective as combined arthroscopic partial meniscectomy plus an exercise program in decreasing pain associated with nontraumatic meniscal injuries, when followed for up to 6 months. (SOR C, based on a single RCT using per-protocol analysis.)
Evidence Based Practice 13(4): 05-06.