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Arthroscopy similar to nonoperative treatment for degenerative meniscus tears

Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Arthroscopic surgery for degenerative tears of the meniscus: a systematic review and meta-analysis

CMAJ. 2014 Aug 25. pii: cmaj.140433

Contributing Authors: M Khan N Evaniew A Bedi OR Ayeni M Bhandari

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Dr. Moin Khan discusses the use of arthroscopic surgery and non-operative treatments in the management of degenerative meniscus tears.


Seven randomized controlled trials were included in this study investigating the difference in outcome between arthroscopic surgery and nonoperative treatment in patients with degenerative meniscal tears and mild if any concurrent knee osteoarthritis. Patient-related outcome measures of function and pain were pooled at short-term (<6 months) and long-term (<24 months). Results of the analyses demo...

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