Poster Title (Current Submission)

Clinical Progression of Patients following Isolated Meniscectomy

Major(s)

Integrative Physiology

Mentor Name

John P. Albright

Other Mentor Department

Orthopaedics

Abstract

This study will provide a retrospective 5-year follow-up of patients who underwent meniscectomy at UIHC. Several factors including age, gender, BMI, location of tear, type of tear, as well as associated chondromalacia will be investigated in order to determine the correlation between any of these factors and the clinical progression of patients who underwent meniscectomy. The typical progression for patients who fail to get complete relief following meniscectomy includes the use of an unloader brace to reduce joint contact if cartilage degeneration following the procedure results in significant pain. Further intervention beyond the unloader brace includes hyaluronic acid injections or more radical surgery such as tibial osteotomy in order to resolve joint pain. By looking retrospectively, this study aims to identify factors that affect the timecourse and progression of joint pain in patients following meniscectomy in order to improve clinical outcome in the future.

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Clinical Progression of Patients following Isolated Meniscectomy

This study will provide a retrospective 5-year follow-up of patients who underwent meniscectomy at UIHC. Several factors including age, gender, BMI, location of tear, type of tear, as well as associated chondromalacia will be investigated in order to determine the correlation between any of these factors and the clinical progression of patients who underwent meniscectomy. The typical progression for patients who fail to get complete relief following meniscectomy includes the use of an unloader brace to reduce joint contact if cartilage degeneration following the procedure results in significant pain. Further intervention beyond the unloader brace includes hyaluronic acid injections or more radical surgery such as tibial osteotomy in order to resolve joint pain. By looking retrospectively, this study aims to identify factors that affect the timecourse and progression of joint pain in patients following meniscectomy in order to improve clinical outcome in the future.