American Family Children's Hospital

Sports Medicine Surgical Quality Data: Meniscus Repair

The data below is a summary of patients who underwent surgery for meniscus repair at the UW Health Sports Medicine Center from January 2007 to February 2015.
  • Patients: 884

Knee Function


As measured by the 2000 IKDC. A score of 100 is optimal. 

Pre-surgery 49.7
One year post-surgery 77.8


Health-related Quality of Life


As measured by SF-12 v 2.0 subscales. A score of 100 is optimal. 

Pre-surgery 47.7 49.8 54.5 80.7 57.6 78.9 81.6 71.6
Post-surgery 80.9 81.8 80.2 79.7 65.7 90.6 90.8 77.6



  • PF (Physical Function): The extent you are limited or able to perform daily living activities. 
  • RP (Role Physical): The extent you are limited when performing work or daily living activities. 
  • BP (Bodily Pain): The limitations placed upon you by pain you are experiencing. 
  • GH (General Health): An overall measure of your personal health
  • VT (Vitality): The amount of energy you have during your daily activities.
  • SF (Social Function): The level of interference with social activities you experience due to physical or emotional problems.
  • RE (Role Emotional): Problems you experience with work or daily activities as a result of emotional problems.
  • MH (Mental Health): The extent to which nervousness or happiness affect you all of the time.
Patient Response
UW Health Sports Medicine asked patients who underwent meniscus repair the following question: How has the function of your knee changed since your knee surgery?
Here are their responses. 
  Much WorseModerately WorseSlightly WorseSlightly BetterModerately BetterMuch Better
Percentage 0.5 1.4 3.6 8.9 19.7 66.3