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Supervised physiotherapy after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy: is it effective?
  1. P C Goodwin1,
  2. M C Morrissey2
  1. 1Manchester Metropolitan University, Hathersage Road, Manchester M13 0JA, UK
  2. 2King’s College London, Shepherds House, Guys Campus, London SE1 1UL, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Morrissey

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Much more evidence is required to judge whether supervised physiotherapy is effective after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy

Our recently published finding that a supervised physiotherapy programme plus written and verbal advice after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy surgery is no more effective than written and verbal advice alone1 has caused much interest and debate.2 More recently, public debate has arisen from the study by Frost et al,3 reporting in the same vein that routine physiotherapy seems to be no more effective than one session of assessment and advice for low back pain. These results should be applied to clinical practice with caution.

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