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Bisson Study Challenges Arthoscopic Knee Surgery Practice

Updated July 27, 2017

A team of UB medical doctors led by Leslie J. Bisson, MD, June A. and Eugene R. Mindell, MD, Professor and chair of orthopaedics, have published a study that challenges a surgical practice used for decades during arthroscopic knee surgery. The study showed that clipping or removing loose cartilage after knee surgery for meniscal tears does not benefit the patient. “Those with less surgery got better faster in comparison with the people we did more surgery on,” he said.