No Improvement in Patient-Reported Outcomes with APM vs Placebo for Degenerative Meniscal Tears
Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for a degenerative meniscus tear: a 5 year follow-up of the placebo-surgery controlled FIDELITY (Finnish Degenerative Meniscus Lesion Study) trialBr J Sports Med. Aug 27;bjsports-2020-102813.
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One hundred and forty-six patients 35–65 years of age with knee symptoms consistent with a degenerative medial meniscus tear were randomized into receiving arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) or a sham surgery (diagnostic knee arthroscopy). Primary outcomes of interest included radiographic knee osteoarthritis through using the Kellgren and Lawrence knee osteoarthritis grading and the Osteoart...
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