Objective: This study aimed to investigate the clinical efficacy of knee arthroscopy in the treatment of degenerative knee osteoarthritis.
Methods: A total of 108 patients with degenerative knee arthritis admitted in our hospital from July 2015 to June 2017 were enrolled in this study. The patients were randomly divided into the control (n=54) and treatment groups (n=54). The patients in the control group underwent conventional drug therapy, whereas those in the treatment group underwent knee arthroscopy. The excellent and good rate, incidence of adverse reactions, satisfaction degree, recovery time, and hospitalization time of the patients in the two groups were observed and compared.
Results: The excellent and good rate of the patients in the treatment group was significantly higher than that of the patients in the control group (P<0.05). The incidence of adverse reactions of the patients in the control group was significantly higher than that of the patients in the treatment group (P<0.05). The two groups showed a significant difference in satisfaction degree (P<0.05). The hospitalization and recovery times of the patients in the treatment group were significantly shorter than those of the patients in the control group (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Knee arthroscopy presents a significant therapeutic effect on degenerative knee osteoarthritis. This strategy is characterized by a high safety and rapid recovery, and it is helpful in improving the patient satisfaction degree. Thus, knee arthroscopy has the potential to be extensively applied as an ideal therapeutic schedule.Author(s): Yun-Feng Zhang, Hua Liu