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Late degenerative changes after meniscectomy. Factors affecting the knee after operation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6548755     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Late degenerative changes are known to follow meniscectomy, but there is little agreement on their incidence or on which patients are most at risk. A total of 210 patients have been reviewed 10 to 22 years after meniscectomy, and long leg radiographs taken of both knees. Radiological degeneration was seen in 18%, while 7% had significant symptoms and signs. Statistical analysis showed increased changes in older patients, in those with abnormal leg alignment, and in those who had undergone lateral as against medial meniscectomy. Our findings emphasise the important mechanical function of the meniscus and support the current cautious approach to meniscectomy, especially for patients in high risk groups. They also indicate the value of early high tibial osteotomy for symptomatic varus deformity after medial meniscectomy.
Authors:
P R Allen; R A Denham; A V Swan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0301-620X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Publication Date:  1984 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-01-02     Completed Date:  1985-01-02     Revised Date:  2010-11-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375355     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  666-71     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Biomechanics
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Joint Diseases / etiology,  radiography
Knee Joint / radiography*
Male
Menisci, Tibial / pathology,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Osteoarthritis / etiology
Postoperative Complications / radiography
Risk
Sex Factors

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