Long-Term Results of the Arthroscopic Meniscectomy Following Non-Traumatic Tears Due to Mucoid Degeneration and Traumatic Tears


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BEKTAŞ Y. E., EROĞLU O. N., PINAR İ. H.

CYPRUS JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.7, no.2, pp.266-270, 2022 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/cjms.2022.2021-211
  • Journal Name: CYPRUS JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.266-270
  • Keywords: Meniscus mucoid degeneration, knee trauma, sports injury, KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS, OUTCOMES
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIM: In this study, we aimed to radiologically and clinically compare the long-term results of arthroscopic meniscectomy in patients with non-traumatic meniscal tears due to mucoid degeneration (MD) (Group A) and those with traumatic tears (Group B). MD of the meniscus may indicate degenerative osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee or it may be a manifestation of a tendency to OA. Hence, non-traumatic meniscal tears of the knees treated with arthroscopic meniscectomy are more likely to develop into degenerative OA.