Table 3

Number of meniscal surgeries for the optional delayed ACL reconstruction arm compared with the early ACL reconstruction arm at three time points after randomisation (full analysis set)

Rehabilitation plus early
ACL reconstruction
(n=61)
Rehabilitation plus optional delayed ACL reconstruction
(n=59)
<5 weeks after randomisation
 Persons with meniscal surgeries (N, %)26 (43)14 (24)
 Number of meniscal surgeries (N)2614
 5 weeks–5 months after randomisation
 Persons with meniscal surgeries (N, %)*3 (5)5 (9)
 Number of meniscal surgeries (N)35
>5 months after randomisation
 Persons with meniscal surgeries (N, %)*6 (10)21 (36)
 Number of meniscal surgeries (N)725
Total meniscal surgeries up to 5 years†
Persons with meniscal surgeries (N, %)30 (49)32 (54)
Number of meniscal surgeries (N)‡3644
 12523
 247
 311
 401
  • *The persons with meniscal surgeries between the time intervals are not necessarily unique persons.

  • †Median time of surgery is 14 months (IQR=9 months–26 months).

  • ‡For the total number of meniscal surgeries, we specified the frequency of repeated surgeries (2, 3 and 4).

  • ACL, anterior cruciate ligament.