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World J Orthop. Jul 18, 2014; 5(3): 233-241
Published online Jul 18, 2014. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i3.233
Table 1 Factors influencing the risk of developing arthritis following meniscectomy
Compartment involvedGreater risk with lateral meniscectomy
Volume of resectionGreater risk with larger resection volume
Orientation of tearGreater risk with radial tear – destroys hoops tress function
Associated conditionsGreater risk with pre-existing chondral damage
Greater risk with ACL insufficiency
Knee alignmentVarus malalignment → greater medial compartment load
Valgus malalignment → great lateral compartment load
Body habitusGreater risk for larger BMI
Patient ageGreater risk over 40-year-old
Activity levelGreater risk with lower preoperative activity level