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Does Obesity Negatively Affect the Functional Results of Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy? A Retrospective Cohort Study.
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PMID:  23270789     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of body mass index (BMI) on early functional results of patients who undergo isolated partial meniscectomy. METHODS: The functional results for 1,090 patients who underwent partial meniscectomy, in 2 different orthopaedic clinics, were evaluated retrospectively. The study includes cases with arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for isolated meniscal tears; patients with concomitant knee pathology were excluded. Three hundred forty-one (31%) patients with isolated lateral meniscal tears, 628 (58%) patients with isolated medial meniscal tears, and 121 (11%) patients with both medial and lateral meniscal tears underwent arthroscopic partial meniscectomy. We divided these patients into 3 subgroups on the basis of their BMI; <26, between 26 and 30, ≥30. Preoperative functional results were compared with 1-year postoperative follow-up results using the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC),(26) Lysholm Knee Scale,(27) and Oxford Scoring System(28) scores. RESULTS: According to all 3 knee scales, age, side of lesion, and tear type had no effect on functional outcome. When compared with the group with BMI <26, the patients with BMI between 26 and 30 and the patients with BMI ≥30 had significantly worse outcomes as measured by the IKDC, Oxford Scoring System, and Lysholm Knee Scale scores. Patients with BMI between 26 and 30 and ≥30 did not have significantly different functional outcomes. CONCLUSIONS: Short-term outcomes after arthroscopic partial menisectomy reflect significant improvement in subjective outcome. However, patients with moderate or significant obesity (BMI >26) have inferior short-term outcomes compared with nonobese patients. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level IV, therapeutic case series.
Mehmet Erdil; Kerem Bilsel; Mustafa Sungur; Goksel Dikmen; Nejat Tuncer; Gokhan Polat; Nuh Mehmet Elmadag; Ibrahim Tuncay; Mehmet Asik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1526-3231     ISO Abbreviation:  Arthroscopy     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8506498     Medline TA:  Arthroscopy     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Arthroscopy Association of North America. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Medical Faculty, Bezmialem Vakif University. Electronic address:
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