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Table 1 Summary of period of return-to-sport from surgery

From: Return to sport after arthroscopic meniscectomy on stable knees

  Number Period of return-to-sport mean (95% CI), days p value
Age    
  Young (<30) 36 54 (46–61) p = 0.0013
  Old (≥30) 20 89 (69–109)
Injured meniscus    
  MM 16 79 (63–95) p = 0.017
  LM 40 61 (50–73)
Cartilage surface    
  Smooth 43 62 (53–71) n. s.
  Damaged 13 80 (51–109)
Amount of resection    
  Small (<1/3) 17 79 (65–93) p = 0.0155
  Moderate (≥1/3, <2/3) 22 65 (47–84)
  Large (≥2/3) 17 54 (39–69)
Activity level    
  Elite 12 54 (37–70) p = 0.0036
  Competition 23 53 (43–63)
  Recreation 21 88 (69–107)
  1. n. s., not significant.
  2. CI, confidence interval.