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Abstracting in an international index is just a paramount objective in the 25th year of the journal. Because of this goal, it was necessary to make a decision both in terms of journal name and publication language. It was important in this respect that the name of a general medical journal should be related to medicine again and it should be in English. For these reasons, the name of the journal was switched to Annals of Medical Research and its publication language is changed to in English. The logo of the journal was chosen as an apricot, which is the symbol of our city Malatya, the world capital of apricot. I hope the journal succeeds with its new name. Annals of Medical Research is It is published monthly.

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The relationship between meniscal tear and neuropathic pain in patients with knee pain (p. 1484-7)

The relationship between meniscal tear and neuropathic pain in patients with knee pain (p. 1484-7)

Mustafa Aziz Yildirim, Kadriye Ones, Goksen Goksenoglu
Istanbul Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Education Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Abstract

Aim: To determine whether the presence of meniscal tear, bone marrow edema, synovitis and effusions in the knee joint present a risk factor for neuropathic pain.
Material and Methods: A total of 103 patients (66 females, 37 males) with knee pain were included in the study. Meniscal tear, bone marrow edema, effusion and synovitis in the knee joint were determined using magnetic resonance imaging. The neuropathic pain level of the patients were evaluated according to the Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms & Signs (LANSS). The visual analogue scale (VAS) used for the evaluation of pain.
Results: Neuropathic pain was found in 14.6% of patients according to the LANSS scale. Night pain was higher in patients with neuropathic pain compared with those without neuropathic pain (P=0.014). Rest pain was higher in patients with neuropathic pain compared with those without neuropathic pain (P=0.026).Movement pain was higher in patients with neuropathic pain compared to those without neuropathic pain (P=0.004).Meniscal tear was present in 76.7% of the patients. Neuropathic pain was identified in 16.45% of meniscal tears, and the ratios of bone marrow edema, synovitis and effusion were 22.3%, 43.7% and 64.1%, respectively. The relative risk ratios of meniscal tear, bone marrow edema, effusion in the knee and synovitis in the development of neuropathic pain (with 95% confidence interval) were 1.9 (0.4–8.1), 0.9 (0.3–2.8), 0.8 (0.3–2.2) and 0.5 (0.2–1.4), respectively
Conclusion: Based on our study findings, meniscal tears, bone marrow edema, knee effusion and synovitis lesions did not have an effect on neuropathic pain development.
Keywords: Neuropathic pain; meniscal tear; bone marrow edema; synovitis; effusion.

 

 

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