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Observation versus Debridement of Unstable Chondral Lesions During Partial Meniscectomy

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October 2021

Observation versus Debridement of Unstable Chondral Lesions During Partial Meniscectomy

Vol: 111| Issue: 1| Number:1| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Observation Versus Debridement of Unstable Chondral Lesions During Partial Meniscectomy: Analysis of Patient Outcomes and Degenerative Joint Disease at 5 Years in the Chondral Lesions And Meniscus Procedures (ChAMP) Randomized Controlled Trial.

J Bone Joint Surg Am . 2021 Sep 1;103(17):1569-1577.

Contributing Authors:
LJ Bisson MA Kluczynski WM Wind MS Fineberg GA Bernas MA Rauh JM Marzo B Scrivens A Connaughton Z Zhou J Zhao

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Synopsis

One hundred and ninety patients undergoing arthroscopic partial meniscectomy with concurrent unstable chondral lesions were randomized to receive debridement (n=98) or observation (n=92). The primary outcome of interest was knee pain as measured by the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) pain scores. Secondary outcomes of interest were functional outcomes as meas...

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