Clinical and radiological outcomes following isolated vertical medial meniscal tear repair in patients over 40 years old.

Clinical and radiological outcomes following isolated vertical medial meniscal tear repair in patients over 40 years old. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2019 May-Aug;27(2):2309499019836300 Authors: Buyukkuscu MO, Misir A, Hamrayev AJ, Ozcafer R, Cetinkaya E Abstract PURPOSE:: To evaluate the short-term clinical and radiological outcomes with degenerative changes in patients over 40 years old following isolated vertical medial meniscal tear repair. METHODS:: Between 2007 and 2015, 438 patients underwent arthroscopic meniscal repair. Thirty-three patients aged over 40 years with isolated vertical medial meniscal repair (23 males and 10 females, mean age 46.1 ± 7.0; range 40-67) were included in the study. Preoperative and postoperative physical examination findings, Lysholm knee score, the International Knee Documentation Committee score, magnetic resonance imaging findings, and Kellgren-Lawrence osteoarthritis stage were evaluated. RESULTS:: The mean follow-up period was 31.1 months ± 20.1 (range 12-100 months). There was statistically significant improvement in functional scores ( p
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