February 6, 2023 – MeniscusTears.com
This study was done to examine both cartilage condition and sport performance of NFL players who had a previous meniscectomy versus players with intact meniscus.
The study included NFL players from 2009-2015: 287 individuals who had a prior meniscectomy, and 287 who had no history of knee surgery.
Each player’s medical records were analyzed, for meniscus and cartilage condition. Players who had previously had at least 10% of their meniscus removed were compared with knee-intact players for sports performance measures: draft position, number of games played and started, and how many eligible plays they participated in within the first two NFL seasons.
NFL players with previous meniscectomy were more likely to have lesions on their cartilage, and a significant decrease in their performance, than those with an intact meniscus.
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Dr. Saliman completed a sports medicine fellowship at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, where he cared for the San Francisco 49ers and the athletic teams at Santa Clara and Stanford Universities.
Prior to his fellowship, he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the prestigious St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center of Columbia University in New York City. He earned his medical degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine outside his hometown of Denver.