Proprioception following partial meniscectomy in stable knees

Al-Dadah, O., Shepstone, L. and Donell, S. T. (2011) Proprioception following partial meniscectomy in stable knees. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 19 (2). pp. 207-213. ISSN 0942-2056

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Purpose: To investigate the proprioceptive function of patients with isolated meniscal tears of the knee before and after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy. Methods: One hundred subjects (50 patients who underwent a knee arthroscopy and 50 normal controls) were evaluated using single-leg dynamic postural stabilometry. All participants were assessed clinically and radiologically. Knee outcome scores were obtained for all subjects. Results: Of the 50 patients arthroscoped, 34 were found to have meniscal tears. Twenty-nine of these patients were reassessed 3 months post-operatively. There was a significant proprioceptive deficit in subjects with meniscal tears when compared to their normal contra-lateral knee (P < 0.001) and the control group (P < 0.001). Partial meniscectomy resulted in a significant improvement in knee outcome scores but not proprioception measurements (n.s.). Conclusion: Patients with isolated meniscal tears were found to have a significant proprioceptive deficit which persisted following arthroscopic partial meniscectomy despite an otherwise successful clinical outcome.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Laura Glibbery
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2011 15:27
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2023 23:55
DOI: 10.1007/s00167-010-1237-7

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