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ACE Report #12236
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

A survey of the ability of surgeons to predict who will benefit from surgery for meniscal tears


Study Type:Prognosis
OE Level Evidence:5
Journal Level of Evidence:5

Can even experienced orthopaedic surgeons predict who will benefit from surgery when patients present with degenerative meniscal tears? A survey of 194 orthopaedic surgeons who made 3880 predictions.

Br J Sports Med. 2020 May;54(9):556-557.

Contributing Authors: . ESCAPE Research Group VA van de Graaf CH Bloembergen NW Willigenburg JCA Noorduyn DB Saris IA Harris RW Poolman

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Synopsis

One hundred and ninety-four orthopaedic surgeons and residents from the Netherlands and Australia were included in this survey investigating their ability to determine whether patients with non-obstructive degenerative meniscal tears were good candidates for an arthroscopic partial meniscectomy or non-surgical treatment with exercise therapy. The primary outcome of interest was the rate of correct...

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