Surgery vs. physiotherapy in patients with meniscal tears

…do they provide similar outcomes?

When treating patients with nonobstructive meniscal tears, Physiotherapy (PT) and arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) result in comparable overall outcomes.

Over a 24-month period, patient-reported knee function did not differ much between patients who received PT or underwent APM; PT may therefore very well be an appropriate and cost-effective alternative to surgery in this specific group of patients.


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