Exercise and arthroscopy provide similar outcomes for medial meniscal tears
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Bottom line: For middle-aged patients with minimal underlying osteoarthritis who have a medial meniscal tear, exercise therapy is as effective as surgery with potential benefits in muscle strength.Review and summary of: Kise NJ, Risberg MA, Stensrud S, Ranstam J, Engebretsen L, Roos EM. Exercise therapy versus arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for degenerative meniscal tear in middle aged patients: randomised controlled trial with two year follow-up. BMJ. 2016; 354:i3740.
Evidence-based practice 20, no. 6 (2017): 04