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ACE Report #5937
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Exercise therapy alone similar to arthroscopy plus exercise for degenerative mensical tear


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Arthroscopic or conservative treatment of degenerative medial meniscal tears: a prospective randomised trial

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2007 Apr;15(4):393-401. Epub 2007 Jan 10

Contributing Authors: S Herrlin M Hallander P Wange L Weidenhielm S Werner

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Synopsis

99 middle-aged patients were randomized to compare an exercise program alone to arthroscopic partial meniscectomy plus a postoperative exercise program in the treatment of degenerative medial meniscus tears. The exercise program was completed over 8 weeks, with outcomes in pain and function being assessed at the completion of the program, and again at 6 months. The results indicated that both grou...

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