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Volume:8 Issue:9 Number:7 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #12319
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Addition of Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy to Exercise Improves ROM and Post-op Pain Relief

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

Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy combined with medical exercise therapy versus isolated medical exercise therapy for degenerative meniscal tear: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Int J Surg. 2020 Jul;79:222-232.

Contributing Authors: H Pan P Zhang Z Zhang Q Yang

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Six studies including 900 patients were included in this meta-analysis comparing arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) plus medical exercise therapy vs. exercise therapy alone. The outcomes of interest included pooled pain scores on a Visual Analog Scale (VAS), the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) osteoarthritis index, range of motion, Lysholm knee scores, Knee Injury and Osteoa...

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