Knee injuries are infamous for their common occurrence, unpredictable onset, and long recovery process. Especially for those of us who maintain an active lifestyle, favorite activities like running or skiing can end in these debilitating injuries. Even outside of the athletic realm, something as simple as a misstep can put you out of commission for months.
A recent study from the New England Journal of Medicine offers good news for the future of knee injury recovery, especially meniscus tears. While surgery may seem like a quick fix, the study suggests that less risky and more cost effective physical therapy may produce the same healing effects.