Medical Minute: Meniscus Tears Most Common Knee Injury For Middle-Aged | WABE 90.1 FM

Medical Minute: Meniscus Tears Most Common Knee Injury For Middle-Aged

Aug 19, 2016

In this "Medical Minute" segment, WABE senior reporter Jim Burress and medical analyst Dr. Ford Vox discuss the most common cause of knee injury in middle aged folks: meniscus tears. The typical surgical response, an arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, doesn’t appear to be any better than a regular exercise program for most people.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

van de Graaf et al. Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy or Conservative Treatment for Nonobstructive Meniscal Tears: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Arthroscopy. 2016 Jul 27. pii: S0749-8063(16)30323-1. 

Kise et al. Exercise therapy versus arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for degenerative meniscal tear in middle aged patients: randomised controlled trial with two year follow-up. BMJ. 2016 Jul 20;354:i3740.