When can exercise supplant surgery for degenerative meniscal tears?
When can exercise supplant surgery for degenerative meniscal tears? PRACTICE CHANGER: Recommend supervised exercise therapy to your patients with a medial, degenerative meniscal tear and a minimal history of osteoarthritis because it is as effective as partial meniscectomy, entails little risk, and has the added benefit of increasing muscle strength. Stength of recommendation: B: Based on a single, good quality, randomized controlled trial.
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