• Meniscus repair may yield better outcomes, be more cost effective vs. meniscectomy

    1 month ago - By Healio

    SAN FRANCISCO - The published literature has shown meniscus repair to be a successful technique, with slower osteoarthritis progression and better long-term outcomes compared with meniscectomy, according to a presenter here.
    “If you look at studies that look at meniscus repair vs. meniscectomy head-to-head, we know if you repair, you have a less chance of osteoarthritis, better function and the outcomes are maintained over time where meniscectomy typically becomes worse at about 18 months,” David C. Flanigan, MD, said during a debate at the Arthroscopy Association of North
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