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Table 3 Demographic characteristics of patients who had versus did not have successful healing after treatment (repair or conservative) of meniscal tears

From: High incidence of subsequent re-operation following treatments for medial meniscus tears combined with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: second-look arthroscopic study

  Success healing
(n = 93)
Failed healing
(n = 18)
p value
Age (years) 29 ± 10 27 ± 11 0.464
Sex (Male:Female) 76:17 14:4 0.695
BMI (kg/m2) 25 ± 3 26 ± 5 0.112
Follow-up (months) 24 ± 7 29 ± 28 0.12
STSD at second look (mm) 2.4 ± 2.7 1.8 ± 2.0 0.437
Graft (n)    0.165
 Hamstring autograft 35 6  
 BPTB autograft 0 1  
 Achilles allograft 3 2  
 Tibialis allograft 39 4  
 Mixed grafta 15 5  
 Unknown 1 0  
Femoral tunnel preparation (n)    0.891
 Transportal 47 8  
 Outside-in 27 6  
 Transtibial 19 4  
Meniscal tear compartment (n)
 MM tears 35 9 0.598
 LM tears 23 4  
 Both MM + LM tears 35 5  
Meniscal tear type (n)    0.13
 Longitudinal 77 13  
 Radial 11 2  
 Horizontal 2 0  
 Complex 3 3  
Meniscal tear location (n)    0.283
 Anterior horn 3 1  
 Body 3 2  
 Posterior horn 75 11  
 B-P 10 4  
 A-P 2 0  
Meniscalus tear treatment (n)
 Repair 78 15 0.954
 Left in situ 15 3  
  1. Values are presented as mean ± standard deviation unless otherwise specified
  2. BMI body mass index, STSD side-to-side differences, BPTB bone patellar tendon bone, MM medial meniscus, LM lateral meniscus, B-P body to posterior horn, A-P anterior horn to posterior horn
  3. a Hamstring autograft + tibialis allograft