Return to play after lateral meniscectomy compared with medial meniscectomy in elite professional soccer players.

@article{Nawabi2014ReturnTP,
  title={Return to play after lateral meniscectomy compared with medial meniscectomy in elite professional soccer players.},
  author={Danyal H. Nawabi and Suzie Cro and Imran P Hamid and Andy Williams},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={42 9},
  pages={2193-8}
}
BACKGROUND Meniscectomy is frequently performed in elite soccer athletes to allow return to a high level of performance as early as possible. Although lateral meniscectomy is known to have more serious long-term sequelae than medial meniscectomy, little is known about the effect of lateral meniscectomy on the time to return to play during the early recovery phase in professional soccer players. HYPOTHESIS Lateral meniscectomy results in longer times to return to preinjury level of competition… CONTINUE READING
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