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Table 2 Comparison of clinical outcomes between the viscosupplementation group and the control group

From: The efficacy of intraarticular viscosupplementation after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy: a randomized controlled trial

  Preoperative 2 weeks Post-surgery 6 weeks Post-surgery 3 months Post-surgery
IKDC subjective score
 Viscosupplementation group 37.4 ± 11.9 43.6 ± 13.8 54.5 ± 12.4 54.4 ± 15.9
 Control group 41.9 ± 15.0 45.4 ± 16.2 50 ± 15.0 53.2 ± 17.2
P-value n.s n.s n.s n.s
Lysholm score
 Viscosupplementation group 48.3 ± 17.2 57.1 ± 20.8 67.9 ± 17.8 66.8 ± 22.7
  Control group 48.2 ± 21.4 59.0 ± 21.3 62.5 ± 23.3 65.6 ± 23.8
P-value n.s n.s n.s n.s
Tegner score
 Viscosupplementation group 3.7 ± 1.8 3.7 ± 1.6 4.5 ± 2.2 4.2 ± 1.8
 Control group 4.4 ± 2.2 3.4 ± 1.8 4.1 ± 2.1 4.8 ± 2.0
P-value n.s n.s n.s n.s
WOMAC score
 Viscosupplementation group 27.5 ± 14.9 23.4 ± 15.7 14.6 ± 12.0 16.7 ± 14.9
 Control group 23.9 ± 12.9 24.4 ± 15.4 21.5 ± 20.5 15.6 ± 14.3
P-value n.s n.s n.s n.s
  1. The data are expressed as the mean ± standard deviation
  2. IKDC International Knee Documentation Committee, WOMAC Western Ontario and McMaster University Osteoarthritis Index, ROM Range of motion, n.s Not significant