Arthroscopy of the knee in elderly patients: cartilage lesions and their influence on short term outcome. A retrospective follow-up of 183 patients.

@article{Raaijmaakers2010ArthroscopyOT,
  title={Arthroscopy of the knee in elderly patients: cartilage lesions and their influence on short term outcome. A retrospective follow-up of 183 patients.},
  author={Martijn Raaijmaakers and Johan J E Vanlauwe and Hilde Vandenneucker and Jan Dujardin and Johan Bellemans},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Belgica},
  year={2010},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={79-85}
}
We reviewed all patients of 65 years and older (n=183), who underwent a knee arthroscopy between 2004 and 2005. The purpose of our study was to determine the frequency and severity of cartilage lesions and their influence on short-term clinical outcome. Signs of osteoarthritis (OA) were absent or minor on pre operative plain radiographs in 30.5% of patients, but only 5.3% of patients were found during arthroscopy to have no obvious cartilage lesions. WOMAC and KOOS scores did not clearly… CONTINUE READING

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