Isolated arthroscopic meniscal repair: a long-term outcome study (more than 10 years).

@article{Johnson1999IsolatedAM,
  title={Isolated arthroscopic meniscal repair: a long-term outcome study (more than 10 years).},
  author={Miriam J. Johnson and George L. Lucas and Jaroslav Du{\vs}ek and Carl Henning},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={44-9}
}
A single surgeon's consecutive series of 50 arthroscopically repaired meniscal tears in 48 patients was retrospectively reviewed. None of these patients had concomitant ligament damage to the knee. The average follow-up period was 10 years, 9 months. Criteria for clinical success included 1) history of pain of grade 1 or less and absence of locking, catching, or giving way; 2) a physical examination demonstrating no significant effusion and a painless and negative jump sign; and 3) no… CONTINUE READING

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