No APM study should go without citing sham or physiotherapy controlled RCTs

Beletsky et al. conclude in their study:

The majority of patients undergoing APM achieve benefit within 6 months of surgery, with diminishing proportions at later timepoints.

This should not come as a surprise considering that arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) has no proven efficacy as shown by numerous high quality RCTs which have included even sham-surgery as a control. I think not a single APM study should be published without acknowledging this fact.

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