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Treatment of OA of the Knee in the Middle-aged Athlete: The Role of Arthroscopy.
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PMID:  23314265     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Knee arthroscopy for patients with osteoarthritis remains controversial. The outcome of arthroscopic debridement in a patient with symptomatic arthritis, and in the absence of mechanical symptoms, is inconsistent and short lived. However, in carefully selected patients with mild or moderate arthritis on standing radiographs, with the acute onset of symptoms, well-localized joint line pain, and painful mechanical symptoms, improved knee function can be expected. Regardless, the natural history of the disease process is unaltered. Patients, especially higher demand middle-aged athletes, must be counseled about the prognosis of degenerative arthritis, the limited positive effects of the arthroscopic procedure, the potential for complications, and the probable need for reconstructive surgery in the future.
Aaron J Krych; Jack M Bert; Bruce A Levy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sports medicine and arthroscopy review     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1538-1951     ISO Abbreviation:  Sports Med Arthrosc     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9315689     Medline TA:  Sports Med Arthrosc     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
*Department of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester †Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN.
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