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Predictive Value of Painful Popping for a Posterior Root Tear of the Medial Meniscus in Middle-Aged to Older Asian Patients.
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PMID:  23375180     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values of a single event of painful popping in the presence of a posterior root tear of the medial meniscus in middle-aged to older Asian patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of medical records of 936 patients who underwent arthroscopic surgeries for an isolated medial meniscus tear between January 2000 and December 2010. There were 332 men and 604 women with a mean age of 41 years (range, 25 to 66 years). The accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value of a painful popping sensation for a posterior root tear of the medial meniscus were calculated. RESULTS: Arthroscopy confirmed the presence of posterior root tears of the medial menisci in 237 of 936 patients (25.3%). A single event of a painful popping sensation was present in 86 of these 936 patients (9.1%). Of these 86 patients with a painful popping sensation, 83 (96.5%) were categorized as having an isolated posterior root tear of the medial meniscus. The positive predictive value of a painful popping sensation in identifying a posterior root tear of the medial meniscus was 96.5%, the negative predictive value was 81.8%, the sensitivity was 35.0%, the specificity was 99.5%, and the diagnostic accuracy was 77.9%. CONCLUSIONS: A single event of painful popping can be a highly predictive clinical sign of a posterior root tear of the medial meniscus in the middle-aged to older Asian population. However, it has low sensitivity for the detection of a posterior root tear of the medial meniscus. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level IV, therapeutic case series.
Ji-Hoon Bae; Nak Hwan Paik; Gyu-Won Park; Jung-Ro Yoon; Dong-Ju Chae; Jae Ho Kwon; Jong In Kim; Kyung-Wook Nha
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-29
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:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-2-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
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 Orthopedic Surgery, Inje University, Ilsanpaik Hospital, Ilsan, South Korea; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Korea University, Ansan Hospital, Ansan, South Korea.
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