Arthroscopic partial menisectomy for Osteoarthritis

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Arthroscopic partial menisectomy +2 moreN/AWaitlist AvailableLed by Jeffrey N. Katz, MD, MSResearch Sponsored by Brigham and Women's Hospital

Study Summary

This trial will compare surgery and physical therapy for people with a torn meniscus and knee OA.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You will be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
You have been experiencing symptoms of osteoarthritis for at least 1 month and have been managing them with medications, activity restrictions, and/or physical therapy.
You have at least one symptom that suggests a torn meniscus, such as clicking, catching, or sharp pain in your knee.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~60 months
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 60 months for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
WOMAC Functional Status - Difference From Baseline
Secondary outcome measures
KOOS Pain - Difference From Baseline
KOOS Pain - Mean at 60 Months
SF-36 Physical Functional Status Scale - Difference From Baseline
+1 more

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo-Only Group
All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: SurgicalExperimental Treatment2 Interventions
Participants will undergo arthroscopic partial menisectomy (APM) surgery and offered postoperative rehabilitative physical therapy.
Group II: NonoperativeActive Control1 Intervention
Participants will undergo standard physical therapy that will include strengthening and stretching sessions one to three times a week for 8 weeks.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Brigham and Women's HospitalLead Sponsor
1,545 Previous Clinical Trials
11,379,853 Total Patients Enrolled
14 Trials studying Osteoarthritis
28,830 Patients Enrolled for Osteoarthritis
Jeffrey N. Katz, MD, MSPrincipal Investigator
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Media Library

Arthroscopic partial menisectomy (Procedure) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT00597012 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

In how many locations is this trial being conducted?

"Currently, 7 medical institutes are overseeing this trial. These include Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and the Hospital for Special Surgery located in New York City; other sites round out the total number of participating locations."

Answered by AI

Are applications still being accepted for this experiment?

"According to, this trial has since concluded its recruitment period, having last been edited on September 13th 2022 after initially being posted in May of 2008. Nevertheless, 613 other medical studies are still actively recruiting patients for their trials."

Answered by AI

Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
New York
What site did they apply to?
Hospital for Special Surgery
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria
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~21 spots leftby Oct 2024