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ACE Report #9183
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Effects of exercise vs. meniscectomy on function and muscle strength after meniscal tear


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

Exercise therapy versus arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for degenerative meniscal tear in middle aged patients: randomised controlled trial with two year follow-up

BMJ. 2016 Jul 20;354:i3740.

Contributing Authors: NJ Kise MA Risberg S Stensrud J Ranstam L Engebretsen EM Roos

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Synopsis

140 patients with medial degenerative meniscal tear were randomized to receive either exercise therapy or undergo arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for the purpose of comparing knee function and thigh muscle strength throughout a 2-year follow-up period. Results revealed significantly greater improvement in the exercise group for muscle strength after 3 and 12 months post-intervention, in the KOOS...

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