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Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy versus Physical Therapy: Which one is more effective for Degenerative Meniscal Tears?

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January 16, 2023

Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy versus Physical Therapy: Which one is more effective for Degenerative Meniscal Tears?

Vol: 6| Issue: 1| Number:2| ISSN#: 2563-559X

Authored By: Sushmitha Pallapothu, Selina Bains, Steve Phillips, Ellen Scholl and Mohit Bhandari on Behalf of OrthoEvidence

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  • There is mixed evidence surrounding the effectiveness of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy.
  • 14 RCTs that compared the effectiveness of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy versus physical/exercise therapy were analyzed.
  • Pain scores at 6 months favoured the exercise therapy group
  • No other differences were reported between the two treatment groups when considering pain scores and knee function

 

Degenerative meniscus tears are a common condition among middle-aged and older adults. These tears are usually either a strong predictor of knee osteoarthritis or commonly occur with knee osteoarthritis (Katz et al., 2013). Symptoms of degenerative tears include swelling, knee pain and loss of function (Herrlin et al., 2007). Degenerative meniscus tears may present as asymptomatic, especially if they co-occur with knee ....
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T. Derek V. Cooke 2023-01-17

Orthopaedic Surgeon - Canada

Well done, thanks. It is important that objective approaches be taken to this issue, especially as surgical intervention is still widely used. Your study points to the real need to gain more good unbiased data.