Invasive procedures, such as knee surgery should always be your last choice. Most importantly, surgery is not the cure! Conservative care should always be your first option. You should consider knee surgery only when you have exhausted a focused non-surgical method of knee care. Our advice is to get your non-surgical treatments from centers that do not offer surgery.
Chiropractic Specialty Center® provides patients with the most focused non-surgical treatments for knee problems, knee injuries, and knee pains. We succeed even if others fail. Opt for the best non-surgical knee treatment today.
However, there are times when surgery is a patients only option. There are different types of surgical intervention. We have covered the most common ones here:
- Total Joint Replacement (TKR or Total Knee Replacement)
Some surgical procedures have a better success rate than others. Based on our review of the published research, it is best to avoid arthroscopic knee surgery. A published study in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2013 proved the arthroscopic procedure as harmful and ineffective.
Knee Joint Replacement
With today’s aging population, TKR (Total Knee Replacement) is fast becoming the most common surgical procedure for knee pain patients. Knee joint replacement is a procedure reserved for the severely arthritic and degenerative knees that fail to respond favorably to a conservative treatment program. In a total knee replacement or TKR procedure, a prosthetic knee replaces your knee joint. The prosthesis is made mostly or through a mixture of metal, plastic, and ceramic.
Osteotomy: A Reshaping Procedure for the Arthritic Knee
Knee Osteotomy of the knee joint involves shaving of damaged bones and reposition of joints to decrease the stress on the worn parts. Osteotomy is a reshaping procedure focused on a particular part of the knee joint, rather than the whole joint. Osteotomy of the knee is better suited for those under 60-years of age as an alternative method to total knee replacement (TKR) surgery. If the pain continues or re-emerges, your surgeon may recommend a total knee replacement (TKR) surgery. Before opting for an osteotomy, contact any of our centers for a non-surgical second option.
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
Arthroscopic surgery for the knee is an invasive procedure to accomplish the following:
- To cut and remove torn or damaged meniscus
- Trim bone spurs around the joint
- Removal of loose bodies
- Cut and remove inflamed joint lining (synovium)
- To repair a torn cruciate ligament (ACL or the PCL ligaments)
It is usually a minimally invasive procedure in which there are two incisions; one for the arthroscope and the other for surgical instruments. While the process is minimally invasive, the insertion of surgical instruments in a closed joint space is now thought to cause more damage to the knee.
How was the Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Proven Useless and Ineffective?
Research has shown superior the non-surgical methods of knee treatments to that of arthroscopic knee surgery. A group of leading experts in orthopedic surgery published a research paper revealing the irrelevance of knee operation as provided with Arthroscopic knee surgery. In their published research, they proved that physiotherapy, exercise, and stretching are significantly superior to the Arthroscopic Knee Surgery when it came to osteoarthritis of knees, knee pain and knee injury.
If you suffer from knee pain or have osteoarthritis of the knees, the expert advice is to initiate a conservative course of care and complete the recommended session correctly. Knee surgery should be the absolute last option. In addition, the experts of orthopedic surgery themselves cautioned patients against Arthroscopic Knee Surgery.
Surgery for the Knees should be the Last Option!
Surgical knee procedures for knee pain is useful in situations where a non-surgical intervention is not helpful. Therefore, try the non-surgical route and give it ample time so that your knee pain can heal and recover without cutting. Chiropractic Specialty Center® has successfully treated many patients without surgery and some that have had knee surgery. In almost all cases, we have succeeded. Our clinical methods of chiropractic and physiotherapy along with our the technology, skills, and knowledge enables us to provide you with the best non-operative knee treatment options.
Surgical knee procedures are on the rise. For example, in the United States there are over 700,000 arthroscopic knee surgeries done per annum. This amounts to an estimated 4 billion USD. At Chiropractic Specialty Center®, we give our patients relief knowing that they are receiving a much better treatment at a fraction of the cost of surgery, especially now that arthroscopic knee surgery has been proven to be a non-beneficial operation.
Which knee surgeries are proven to be useless?
There are some procedures that the only option is a surgical intervention. However, arthroscopic knee surgery is not one of them. It is a bogus operation that is now exposed. Those that still recommend this procedure do so for either profit, or because they are outdated surgeons that disregard published medical research.
At Chiropractic Specialty Center®, we don’t waste your time or resources on ineffective knee treatment methods such as arthroscopic knee surgery. If your orthopedic surgeon recommends surgery, seek a second opinion, preferably from a non-surgical center. You may call or visit our center to learn about the non-surgical options that your orthopedic surgeon may not be aware.
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Was the Joke of the Year in 2013. And it still is!
The joke of the year is that the fake surgery worked just as good as the real one. But what is not funny at all is the fact that to this date, some orthopedic surgeons still continue to perform this useless procedure day after day. Do they not read or believe the Professor Doctors who researched and wrote about this?
If you are contemplating knee surgery, contact one of our centers and get a second opinion. You owe it to yourself, before you go through a procedure, which you may not need. Our team of chiropractors and physiotherapist has the skills, knowledge, and technology needed to treat your knees effectively. Should therapy fail, then and only then you should contemplate surgery or injection, non-invasive and non-surgical methods first. There are no spare parts in the human body. Each cell, each component is unique and valuable and worth having and keeping right where it was meant to be.
What are the non-surgical or conservative treatment options for those with knee pain?
End of the day it does not matter where you do your arthroscopic knee surgery. You can have it done in the United States, Europe or right here in beautiful Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. The point is the success is the same regardless of who does it or where you do it. Better to not do one at all! Get rehabilitation, physiotherapy, and chiropractic. Call us today for a second opinion and to discover ways to avoid Arthroscopic Knee Surgery, we can help.
In our centers, we use research-based clinical methods of care rendered through our chiro and physios. Best of all the care you get from us is painless, and there is no hospital stay. We treat the root causes of your pain. Our clinical teams will spend a great deal of time assessing the ligaments, tendons, bursa (bursae), muscles, and meniscus. Far too often patients have undiagnosed tendonitis, bursitis or weakness in knee muscles. Accurate diagnosis is the first step; the second step is a collaborative method of care based on published research. In short, our knee pain treatment works better than the arthroscopic knee surgery.