Table I: Basic characteristics of the studies included in meta-analysis.

Study No. of Patients Sex (male/female) Mean Age (in years) Mean Delay in Surgery (months) Mean Follow up Period (months)
Ac Open Ac Open Ac Open Ac Open Ac Open
Sperber et al (2001) [13] 30 26 40 16 25 27.5 57.6 42 24 24
Fabbriciani et al (2004) [14] 30 30 50 10 24.5 26.8 25.3 20.2 24 24
Bottoni et al (2006) [15] 32 29 60 1 25.2 25.1 35.1 41.6 28.5 30
Netto NA et al (2012) [16] 17 25 16 21 27.5 30.8 45.7 62.9 37.5 37.5
Mohatadi et al (2014) [17] 98 98 160 36 27.2 27.8 54 75 24 24

Ac: arthroscopic technique; open: open technique

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