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Item-Specific Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score Characterization of Patients With Medial Meniscus Root Tear.

BACKGROUND: Most studies regarding medial meniscus posterior root tear (MMPRT) report total Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) subscale values as important patient-reported outcomes, but there are few symptom-specific characterizations of patients with MMPRT.

PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to characterize the prevalence and severity of symptoms and functional limitations among patients with MMPRT based on item-level KOOS responses. It was hypothesized that patients with MMPRT would show similar symptoms to those of other meniscal tear types, with items from the KOOS pain subscale forming a majority of the most severe and prevalent symptoms.

STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study; Level of evidence, 3.

METHODS: The records of 1466 patients with medial meniscus root tear between January 2017 and December 2021 at a single institution were reviewed. KOOS subscale scores and item-specific responses from initial evaluation were collected for each patient. Each KOOS item was scored on a scale from 1 (none/least severe) to 5 (extreme/most severe). Median and mean item-level responses were calculated and ranked in order of most to least severe. For statistical analysis, item-level prevalence rates were calculated as the proportion of patients reporting at least mild symptoms and ranked from most to least prevalent.

RESULTS: Included were 61 patients with MMPRT verified on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The most severe items according to item-level KOOS response were as follows: awareness of knee problem (mean, 4.62 [95% CI, 4.47-4.78]), difficulty jumping (mean, 4.06 [95% CI, 3.73-4.39]), difficulty twisting or pivoting (mean, 4.04 [95% CI, 3.76-4.32]), difficulty kneeling (mean, 3.98 [95% CI, 3.65-4.31]), and modification of lifestyle (mean, 3.94 [95% CI, 3.69-4.20]). The most prevalent items were knee stiffness later in the day, pain going up- or downstairs, difficulty ascending stairs, difficulty getting in and out of the car, difficulty twisting or pivoting, awareness of knee problem, and modification of lifestyle, with all patients reporting at least mild symptoms for each. Of the 11 most severe and prevalent symptoms, 8 came from the KOOS-Pain item-specific responses.

CONCLUSION: Pain-related items made up a majority of the most severe and most prevalent symptoms as identified by the item-specific KOOS responses. However, meniscal symptoms commonly seen in other tear types, such as clicking and knee stiffness, were still quite prevalent in patients with MMPRT.

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