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Effects of medial meniscectomy in patients older than forty years.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  581285     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Forty-nine of the sixty-five consecutive patients who were more than forty years old when medial meniscectomy was performed returned for follow-up evaluation one to twelve years postoperatively. Pain was present in 62.2 per cent of the patients with so-called degenerative tears and in 75 per cent of those with so-called traumatic tears. The medial joint space was significantly thinner in the patients with degenerative tears than in those with traumatic tears. The roentgenographic findings of osteoarthritis were significantly more severe on the side operated on. The femorotibial angle was always in relatively more varus angulation on the involved side (mean, 5.3 degrees) than on the uninvolved side.
R E Jones; E C Smith; J S Reisch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0021-9355     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Am     Publication Date:  1978 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-12-27     Completed Date:  1978-12-27     Revised Date:  2010-10-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0014030     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  783-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Follow-Up Studies
Joint Diseases / etiology
Knee Joint*
Menisci, Tibial / injuries,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Osteoarthritis / etiology,  radiography
Postoperative Complications*

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