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ACE Report #9290
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Partial meniscectomy vs conservative therapy for nonobstructive meniscal tears


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

Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy or Conservative Treatment for Nonobstructive Meniscal Tears: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Arthroscopy. 2016 Sep;32(9):1855-1865

Contributing Authors: VA van de Graaf N Wolterbeek EL Mutsaerts VA Scholtes DB Saris A de Gast RW Poolman

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Synopsis

5 randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis to compare arthroscopic partial meniscectomy to conservative treatment for the management of nonobstructive meniscal tears. Data from included studies was pooled for physical function outcomes, pain, and activity level over multiple time points up to 24-month follow-up. The results from this meta-analysis demonstrated small but sig...

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