Meniscotibial transection (MTX) and partial meniscoectomy (PMX) surgeries lead to degenerative changes in the joint as evaluated by joint scoring. Joints were scored based on the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) system. The PMX surgery was associated with a higher histological score than that of the MTX surgery. The sham surgeries at week 10 had a 0 score. ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001.
Welch et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2009 11:R14 doi:10.1186/ar2604