Arthroscopic debridement compared to intra-articular steroids in treating degenerative medial meniscal tears.

@article{Vermean2013ArthroscopicDC,
  title={Arthroscopic debridement compared to intra-articular steroids in treating degenerative medial meniscal tears.},
  author={Dinu Vermeşan and Radu Prejbeanu and Sorina Laitin and Gratian Damian and Bogdan Deleanu and Antonia Abbinante and Paolo Flace and Raffaele Cagiano},
  journal={European review for medical and pharmacological sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 23},
  pages={3192-6}
}
OBJECTIVES Virtually all early cases of knee osteoarthritis have degenerative medial meniscus lesions accompanying the chondral defects on MRI. It is difficult to determine if the symptoms are caused by the unstable meniscus or by osteoarthritis, hence unclear guidance towards treatment. We, therefore, aimed to determine the clinical improvement following arthroscopic meniscectomy compared to intraarticular administration of corticosteroids for degenerative ruptures of the medial meniscus in… CONTINUE READING