Influential factors of postoperative outcomes of symptomatic lateral discoid meniscus [post]

2019 unpublished
Discoid lateral meniscus (DLM) have a higher rate of tear and degeneration for its abnormal shape and structure. Arthroscopy is the main treatment for symptomatic DLM, however, postoperative clinical outcomes vary widely resulting from effects of diverse factors. Therefore, the present research aims to explore the factors influencing postoperative clinical outcomes of symptomatic DLM. Methods: Patients with discoid meniscus who underwent arthroscopic surgery at our hospital from 9/2008 to
more » ... were selected according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Gender, body mass index (BMI), and 18 other factors were selected as potential predictors that might affect postoperative outcomes. Knee function was assessed by the Lysholm, Tegner, International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) and Ikeuchi scales. Univariate analyses (rank-sum test and chisquared test) and multivariate analyses (ordered logistic regression and logistic regression) were used to detect the risk factors bearing on postoperative outcomes. P<0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: A total of 502 patients were enrolled. Female gender was an influencing factor for Lysholm (P=0.002, odds ratio (OR)=2.713), Tegner (P=0.001, OR=2.526), IKDC (P=0.022, OR=1.735) and Ikeuchi scores (P=0.010, OR=2.164). BMI was negatively correlated with Lysholm (P=0.007, OR=1.119) and IKDC (P=0.029, OR=1.088) scores. Work intensity was negatively related to IKDC (P=0.038, OR=1.492) and Ikeuchi (P=0.014, OR=1.689) scores. Age of onset was inversely correlated with Tegner (P<0.001, OR=1.109) score. Symptoms duration and IKDC (P=0.002, OR=1.020) had an inverse correlation. Lack of cartilage lesions was a
doi:10.21203/rs.2.19197/v1 fatcat:dtxucahb4fa6ziarjjulaxlanq