The METEOR trial: No rush to repair a torn meniscus

Yong Gil Hwang, Chian K Kwoh

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Abstract

It is uncertain whether arthroscopic partial meniscectomy is better than physical therapy in patients who have a symptomatic torn meniscus on top of osteoarthritis of the knee. The Meniscal Repair in Osteoarthritis Research (METEOR) trial concluded that physical therapy is acceptable at first, and that surgery is not routinely needed. In patients assigned to physical therapy who eventually needed surgery, the delay resulting from a trial of conservative management did not impair outcomes at 12 months from the initial presentation. Here, we analyze the background, design, findings, and clinical implications of the METEOR trial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)226-232
Number of pages7
JournalCleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Volume81
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Knee Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis
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Meniscus
Conservative Treatment

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The METEOR trial : No rush to repair a torn meniscus. / Hwang, Yong Gil; Kwoh, Chian K.

In: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, Vol. 81, No. 4, 2014, p. 226-232.

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