Study finds that patients with history of an Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy (APM) are at greater risk of developing need for joint replacement surgeries.
A recent study from the Bone and Joint Journal aimed to determine the long-term risks of undergoing knee replacement surgery. Patients with history of APM (having part of the meniscus surgically removed) were over ten times more likely to undergo arthroplasty (replacement), with women at double the risk compared to men. Younger patients 30-39 years old that had meniscus removed were almost 40x more likely to require knee replacement. To find out more, click here.
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