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Synopsis: 99 middle-aged patients were randomized to compare an exercise program alone to arthroscopic partial meniscectomy plus a postoperative exercise program in the treatment of degenerative medial meniscus tears. The exercise program was completed over 8 weeks, with outcomes in pain and function being assessed at the completion of the program, and again at 6 months. The results indicated Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 46 patients with vertical longitudinal knee meniscal tears were randomized to receive meniscal repair through either meniscal arrows (Biofix) or all-inside sutures (FasT-Fix). This was done to determine whether one meniscal repair device provided higher success rates and more favourable functional outcomes. Incidence of meniscus Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 17 patients with degenerative tears of the meniscus were randomized to undergo a 3 month medical exercise therapy (MET) program or arthroscopic partial meniscectomy. The purpose was to determine the effect of high-dose, high-repetition MET compared to arthroscopy in improving knee pain and knee-related quality of life. Outcomes were assessed Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 42 patients with knee pain (>2 months), who had undergone partial menisectomy for a degenerative meniscus tear were randomized to either supervised medical exercise therapy or no treatment. The study aimed to evaluate the clinical and functional outcomes up to 1 year. Results indicated that Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: Seven randomized controlled trials were included in this study investigating the difference in outcome between arthroscopic surgery and nonoperative treatment in patients with degenerative meniscal tears and mild if any concurrent knee osteoarthritis. Patient-related outcome measures of function and pain were pooled at short-term (<6 months) and long-term (<24 months). Results of the Read More »
Author verified Level 1 Meta Analysis
Synopsis: 60 patients undergoing a partial meniscectomy were randomized to receive a single postoperative injection of allogeneic human mesenchymal stem cells (50x10^6 or 150x10^6 cell count) or a control vehicle injection of sodium hyaluronate, 7-10 days after surgery. The purpose of this study was to determine if a single intra-articular injection of mesenchymal stem cells caused meniscal regeneration over 2 years, as well as to investigate the safety of such treatment. More patients treated Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 77 patients with an MRI-diagnosed degenerative meniscal tear undergoing arthroscopic partial meniscectomy were randomized to either undergo a 3-month medical exercise therapy (MET) program, or not. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of this rehabilitation protocol on pain, function and mental health. Results indicated that Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 8 ACE Reports (all randomized controlled trials) from the OrthoEvidence database were included in this review/meta-analysis examining the effect of arthroscopic surgery and physical therapy in the treatment of degenerative tears of the meniscus and knee osteoarthritis. The purpose of this review was to determine if any differences in outcome were demonstrated between arthroscopy followed by physical therapy versus physical therapy alone, regarding pain, function, satisfaction, adverse events, or osteoarthritis progression. Pain results were Read More »
ACE Review
Synopsis: 146 patients with degenerative meniscal tears were randomized to determine the efficacy of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy. Participants underwent either arthroscopic partial meniscectomy or sham-arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, and were assessed for 12 months postoperatively. The results indicated Read More »
Author verified Level 1 RCT
Synopsis: One hundred and eight patients with knee pain and a degenerative horizontal tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus were randomized to be treated either with arthroscopic meniscectomy or conservative treatment (strength training). The aim of the trial was to evaluate if the surgical procedure provided superior clinical outcomes, measured by Visual Analog Scale (VAS) pain, Lysholm knee score, Tegner activity scale, patient subjective knee pain and satisfaction. After 2 years Read More »
Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 351 patients with a meniscus tear and knee osteoarthritis (OA) were randomized to either undergo arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) followed by a physical therapy program or physical therapy alone, in order to compare clinical and functional outcomes. Following treatment over Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT
Synopsis: 96 patients presenting with a degenerative medial meniscus tear and no or minimal osteoarthritis were randomised to either undergo arthroscopic surgery followed by exercise therapy or to receive the same exercise therapy alone to compare the efficacy of each treatment method. Following assessments over a 5 year period, the results displayed that both groups\' clinical outcomes improved significantly from baseline, but there were no differences between the groups. It should be Read More »
Author verified Level 2 RCT