Inner meniscus damage and „comfortable shoes“
Millions of people in Germany suffer from knee pain. In 2014, approximately four hundred thousand people were operated on for inner meniscus problems, mainly using minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques. Of these operations, over 200 000 were carried out in doctors’ practices and out-patient clinics.
This enormous number of operations represents the highest number to date in a development over decades, starting in the 1980s before the introduction of orthoscopic surgery.
The diagram shows an example of the rapid increase in these medical conditions.
Statistics illustrate the development of the in-patient knee operations carried out between 2000 and 2015. The reduction in cases over the past few years is due to the increase in out-patient operations.
It is particularly noticeable that women are much more frequently operated on than men. If out-patient operations are included in the calculation, the steady increase in operations is alarming.
There is no explanation for this development. In the past few years and particularly since we have been fighting the root cause of knee, hip and back pain with the InGASys, an answer to this question is surfacing which has bio-mechanical origins.