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ACE Report #12234
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

No radiographic differences between exercise vs partial meniscectomy for degenerative meniscus tears


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Development of osteoarthritis in patients with degenerative meniscal tears treated with exercise therapy or surgery: a randomized controlled trial.

Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2020 Mar 14.

Contributing Authors: B Berg EM Roos M Englund NJ Kise A Tiulpin S Saarakkala L Engebretsen CN Eftang I Holm MA Risberg

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Synopsis

One hundred and forty patients with degenerative meniscal tears were randomized to receive an arthroscopic partial meniscectomy procedure or a 12 week exercise program. The primary outcome of interest was the incidence of osteophytes and joint space narrowing progression measured radiographically. Secondary outcomes of interest included functional outcomes, the incidence of osteoarthritis and the ...

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