Table 3

Serious adverse events

Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy
(n=48)
Physical therapy
(n=51)
Arthroscopic intervention for meniscal tear in contralateral knee11
Rupture of ACL with ACL reconstruction01
Arthroscopic intervention for failure of meniscal repair10
Non-knee related surgery or hospital admission4*2†
  • *1 surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, 1 laparoscopy for abdominal cyst, 1 neurosurgery for brain tumour, 1 surgery for obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome

  • †1 surgery at the otorhinolaryngology department, 1 allergic reaction after intravenous contrast for contrast MRI for a femoral lesion

  • ACL, anterior cruciate ligament.