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Surgical management of degenerative meniscus lesions: the 2016 ESSKA meniscus consensus

(Beaufils et al., 2017)

Aims: To provide a reference frame for the management of DMLs, based both on scientific literature and balanced expert opinion.

Methods: Formal consensus process (HAS). Steering group: 15 experts (Surgeons, 1 physio, 1 statistician). Frame + Extensive review. Quality assessed with Cochrane methodology.

Altogether, the complete consensus initiative involved 84 clinicians from 22 European countries. The question–answer sets were related to the four following subjects: the background of degenerative meniscus lesions (A), their imaging (B) and management (C), as well as a diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm (D).

Results: See Leaflet or below.

Limitations: European countries only.

In practice: Framework for decision when operation is needed in degenerative meniscus see below.

Beaufils, P., Becker, · R, Kopf, · S, Englund, · M, Verdonk, · R, Ollivier, · M, & Seil, · R. (2017). Surgical management of degenerative meniscus lesions: the 2016 ESSKA meniscus consensus. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 25, 335–346. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00167-016-4407-4

Full document (Open access) :
https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.esska.org/resource/resmgr/Docs/2016-meniscus-consensus-proj.pdf

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