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ACE Report #10557
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Testing of noninferiority of PT vs partial meniscectomy on knee fuction in meniscal tear treatment

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effect of Early Surgery vs Physical Therapy on Knee Function Among Patients With Nonobstructive Meniscal Tears: The ESCAPE Randomized Clinical Trial

JAMA. 2018;320(13):1328-1337. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.13308

Contributing Authors: RW Poolman DB Saris J Twisk VA van de Graaf JCA Noorduyn NW Willigenburg IK Butter A de Ghast BW Mol

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321 patients with a nonobstructive mensical tear were randomized to either an 8-week physical therapy program or to arthroscopic partial meniscectomy. The primary purpose of this study was to determine if the PT group was noninferior to the APM for outcome on the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) subjective score at a noninferiority margin of 8pts. When analyzed in both intention-t...

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