Meniscal repair outcomes at greater than five years: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis.

@article{Nepple2012MeniscalRO,
  title={Meniscal repair outcomes at greater than five years: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Jeffrey J. Nepple and Warren Reid Dunn and Rick W. Wright},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2012},
  volume={94 24},
  pages={2222-7}
}
BACKGROUND Meniscal repair offers the potential to avoid the long-term articular cartilage deterioration that has been shown to result after meniscectomy. Failure of the meniscal repair can occur several years postoperatively. Limited evidence on the long-term outcomes of meniscal repair exists. METHODS We performed a systematic review of studies reporting the outcomes of meniscal repair at a minimum of five years postoperatively. Pooling of data and meta-analysis with a random-effects model… CONTINUE READING