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Volume:9 Issue:9 Number:1 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #12315
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

No Improvement in Patient-Reported Outcomes with APM vs Placebo for Degenerative Meniscal Tears


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

Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for a degenerative meniscus tear: a 5 year follow-up of the placebo-surgery controlled FIDELITY (Finnish Degenerative Meniscus Lesion Study) trial

Br J Sports Med. Aug 27;bjsports-2020-102813.

Contributing Authors: F Rainer R Sihvonen Antti Malmivaara A Itälä Juha Kalske J Kumm N Sillanpää A Turkiewicz P Toivonen M Englund T Järvinen T Järvinen M Paavola A Joukainen T Kiekara S Taimela H Nurmi

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Synopsis

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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