Category Knee

Incidental meniscal findings on knee MRI in middle-aged and elderly persons

Meniscal damage detected on knee MRI is common among middle-aged and elderly persons with and without knee symptoms, and often accompanies knee osteoarthritis

Effect of intra-articular triamcinolone vs saline on knee cartilage volume and pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized clinical trial

Intra-articular steroid injections do not result in less knee pain but greater cartilage volume loss in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis

Impact of total knee replacement practice: cost effectiveness analysis of data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative

Total knee replacement has minimal effect on quality of life of patients with knee osteoarthritis, but its effectiveness would rise if the procedure were restricted to patients with more severe preoperatively functional status

Exercise therapy versus arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for degenerative meniscal tear in middle aged patients: randomised controlled trial with two year follow-up

Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy is not superior to exercise for improving knee pain and function at two-years follow-up in middle aged patients with degenerative meniscal tears but no definitive evidence of knee osteoarthritis

A randomized trial of treatment for acute anterior cruciate ligament tears

Rehabilitation followed by early anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction does not result in less knee pain and better function than rehabilitation plus optional delayed anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction at two-years follow-up in young active adults with acute anterior cruciate ligament injury

A randomized, controlled trial of total knee replacement

Total knee replacement followed by non-surgical management (exercise, education, dietary advice, use of insoles, pain medication) is superior to non-surgical management alone for improving knee pain and function at one-year follow-up in patients with end-stage knee osteoarthritis

Is there a dose-response relationship between weight loss and symptom improvement in persons with knee osteoarthritis?

Greater weight loss following a dietary and activity intervention results in greater pain relief and functioning in overweight and obese patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, suggesting a dose-response relationship

Neuromuscular exercise post partial medial meniscectomy: randomized controlled trial

A 12-week neuromuscular training program does not reduce mediolateral knee load distribution (key predictor of osteoarthritis structural disease progression) compared with no exercise in patients aged 30 to 50 years with no-to-mild pain after medial arthroscopic partial meniscectomy

The efficacy of 12 weeks non-surgical treatment for patients not eligible for total knee replacement: a randomized controlled trial with 1-year follow-up

A multimodal non-surgical management (exercise, education, use of insoles, dietary advice, pain medication) is more effective than usual care alone (information and advice) for improving knee pain and function as well as quality of life at one-year follow-up in patients with moderate-to-severe knee osteoarthritis

A randomized trial of arthroscopic surgery for osteoarthritis of the knee

Knee arthroscopy (lavage plus debridement) together with physical (exercise plus education) and medical therapy (pain medication) does not provide additional benefits than physical and medical therapy alone in improving knee pain and function at two-years follow-up in patients with moderate-to-severe knee osteoarthritis