The aim of this randomized controlled trial (RCT) is to investigate if early arthroscopic meniscal surgery is superior to individualized supervised exercise therapy and education, with the option of later surgery if needed, in improving pain, function and quality of life in young patients with meniscal tears. The study hypothesis is that patients randomized to surgery will improve significantly more in pain, function and quality of life after 12 months than those randomized to exercise and education.
The study is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark
(DFF–6110-00045), IMK Almene Fond, The Lundbeck Foundation, the Spar Nord
Foundation, the Danish Rheumatism Association, The Association of Danish
Physiotherapists Research Fund and The Research council at Næstved-Slagelse-