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Exercise May Work as Well as Surgery for Knee Injuries

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  • Meniscal tears are present in 35 percent of people over 50 and anterior cruciate ligament ruptures occur between 100,000 and 200,000 per year
  • Rehabilitation programs may offer you the same results as surgical repair depending upon several factors
  • Strong rehabilitation programs also improve strength and stability of the joint, potentially reducing future injury

By Dr. Mercola

The knee is the mostly commonly injured joint by athletes, accounting for 2.5 million sports-related injuries seen in the emergency department annually. Meniscal tears occur in 35 percent of people over the age of 50.


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