Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Think Again: Meniscus is Myth

The "Think Again" series features ideas that sounded good when I wrote them down at 3 a.m. But upon morning review, each of these ideas only proved that I am the inveterate racist, barking misanthrope or cool-headed sociopath that I've always feared myself to be. Though I seem to be a hater of all things good at 3 a.m., this doesn't appear to bleed into my daytime life, so I'm not too worried about it.

You do not have meniscus' in your knees. Knee doctors made it up to take your money. They tell you it’s torn, they don’t care. Get out your magnifying glass, get out your Grey’s, it isn’t there*. Greedy doctors, that's how this whole thing got started.

*I checked on this claim when I got to work this morning, and it isn’t true. I just felt I had to tell you that because if you were persuaded, the potential downside to denying the existence of your meniscus' is devastating.

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