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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 December 2013.
  • Patients: 797
  • Sex: 38 percent females, 62 percent males

Knee Function


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

Pre-surgery 48.1
One year post-surgery 72.2


Health-related Quality of Life


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

Pre-surgery 50 51.9 56.9 81 59 78.6 83 72.6
Post-surgery 82.1 82.7 81.6 80.6 66.3 91.6 90.9 78.3



  • 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 0.6 2.2 4 8.8 20.7 63.5