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Substantial disability 3 months after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy: : A prospective study of patient-relevant outcomes

Roos, Ewa M. LU ; Roos, Harald P. LU ; Ryd, Leif LU and Lohmander, L. Stefan LU (2000) In Arthroscopy 16(6). p.619-626
Abstract

To our knowledge, this is the first prospective study using validated questionnaires to assess patient-relevant outcomes after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy. Data from the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS), the SF-36 Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form Health Survey, and the Lysholm Knee Scoring Scale were available for 74 consecutive patients (50 males, 24 females; mean age, 45 years) with isolated meniscus tear (n = 47) or meniscus tear combined with cartilage damage (n = 27). At postoperative follow-up (mean, 14.4 weeks) significant improvement was seen, but despite only minor pain and other symptoms postoperatively, significant physical disability and handicap were reported. Postoperatively, 30% of patients were... (More)

To our knowledge, this is the first prospective study using validated questionnaires to assess patient-relevant outcomes after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy. Data from the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS), the SF-36 Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form Health Survey, and the Lysholm Knee Scoring Scale were available for 74 consecutive patients (50 males, 24 females; mean age, 45 years) with isolated meniscus tear (n = 47) or meniscus tear combined with cartilage damage (n = 27). At postoperative follow-up (mean, 14.4 weeks) significant improvement was seen, but despite only minor pain and other symptoms postoperatively, significant physical disability and handicap were reported. Postoperatively, 30% of patients were active in sports compared with 63% before injury. A sedentary lifestyle was reported by 38% compared with 9% before injury. We conclude that patient-relevant outcomes provide additional information and should be assessed after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy. We further suggest that preoperative information for the meniscectomy patient should include a realistic expected functional outcome.

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Activity level, KOOS, Meniscectomy, Patient-relevant outcomes, SF-36
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Arthroscopy
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8 pages
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10.1053/jars.2000.4818
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  abstract     = {<p>To our knowledge, this is the first prospective study using validated questionnaires to assess patient-relevant outcomes after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy. Data from the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS), the SF-36 Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form Health Survey, and the Lysholm Knee Scoring Scale were available for 74 consecutive patients (50 males, 24 females; mean age, 45 years) with isolated meniscus tear (n = 47) or meniscus tear combined with cartilage damage (n = 27). At postoperative follow-up (mean, 14.4 weeks) significant improvement was seen, but despite only minor pain and other symptoms postoperatively, significant physical disability and handicap were reported. Postoperatively, 30% of patients were active in sports compared with 63% before injury. A sedentary lifestyle was reported by 38% compared with 9% before injury. We conclude that patient-relevant outcomes provide additional information and should be assessed after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy. We further suggest that preoperative information for the meniscectomy patient should include a realistic expected functional outcome.</p>},
  author       = {Roos, Ewa M. and Roos, Harald P. and Ryd, Leif and Lohmander, L. Stefan},
  issn         = {0749-8063},
  keyword      = {Activity level,KOOS,Meniscectomy,Patient-relevant outcomes,SF-36},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {619--626},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Arthroscopy},
  title        = {Substantial disability 3 months after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy: : A prospective study of patient-relevant outcomes},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/jars.2000.4818},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2000},
}