Researchers randomized a group of middle-aged patients with degenerative meniscal tears of the knee. The exercise group was given progressive strengthening exercises in supervised sessions 2-3 times per week for 12 weeks. The surgical group followed standard postoperative care for daily range-of-motions exercises. After 24 months both groups showed the same improvements in knee pain, function, and quality of life.
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Adapted from PositiveChoices.com