Table 1

Summary of evidence and evidence levels for risk factors for meniscal tear

Risk factorInterpretationStudiesĀ (n)Quality of evidence
OverweightAssociated with increased risk3Low
Male sexAssociated with increased risk4Low
AgeConflicting evidence5Low
Trauma typeAssociated with increased risk2Low
Sports participationAssociated with increased risk3Low
Time from ACL injury to reconstructionConflicting evidence9Low
Generalised joint hypermobilityAssociated with increased risk1Low
Occupational activityAssociated with increased risk3Low