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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants included in the review

From: Medical exercise therapy alone versus arthroscopic partial meniscectomy followed by medical exercise therapy for degenerative meniscal tear: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Author, yearParticipantsGender (M/F)Mean age (year)Degenerative grade
APM + METMETAPM + METMETAPM + METMET
Gauffin 2014757553/2256/1954 ± 554 ± 6Ahlback 0
Herrilin 2007474328/1927/1654 ± 556 ± 5Ahlbacks 0 or 1
Herrilin 2013474928/1930/1954 ± 556 ± 6Ahlbacks 0 or 1
Katz 201316116971/9072/9759 ± 858 ± 7Kellgren-Lawrence grades 0 to 3
Yim 201350529/4112/4055 ± 1058 ± 11Kellgren-Lawrence 0 or 1
Sihvonen 2014707642/2847/2952 ± 752 ± 7Kellgrene-Lawrence grade 0 or1
Stensrud 2015424026/1627/1348.6 ± 6.449.2 ± 6.4Kellgren-Lawrence 0 or 1
Sihvonen 2018707642/2847/2952 ± 752 ± 7Kellgrene-Lawrence grades 0 or 1