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Publication Name World Journal of Orthopedics
Manuscript ID 9171
Country/Territory United States
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ISSN 2218-5836 (online)
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Category Orthopedics
Manuscript Type Topic Highlights
Article Title Degenerative meniscus: Pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment options
Manuscript Source Invited Manuscript
All Author List Richard Howell, Neil S Kumar, Nimit Patel and James Tom
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Corresponding Author Richard Howell, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital, 245 N. 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, United States. howellrichards@gmail.com
Key Words Meniscus; Degenerative joint disease; Meniscal tear; Osteoarthritis; Arthroscopy
Core Tip The healing potential of chronic degenerative menisci remains poor. Persistent hoop and shear stresses create complex tears in the posterior horn and midbody. Conservative treatment with anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy may provide pain relief and improve mechanical knee function. For patients refractory to conservative therapy, arthroscopic partial meniscectomy can provide short-term pain relief when combined with a physiotherapy program. Surgery, however, is not a guaranteed success, especially in the presence of articular pathology. Long-term outcomes of surgical or non-surgical treatment have been shown to be similar for most patient subsets.
Publish Date 2014-08-20 20:55
Citation Howell R, Kumar NS, Patel N, Tom J. Degenerative meniscus: Pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment options. World J Orthop 2014; 5(5): 597-602
URL http://www.wjgnet.com/2218-5836/full/v5/i5/597.htm
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5312/wjo.v5.i5.597
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