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Arthroscopic meniscectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7027447     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The first known operations on the meniscus were done in the late 1800s. Since that time, as the architectural and biomechanical aspects of the knee became known, the tide swung from advocacy of total meniscectomy regardless of the damage involved, to a procedure that removed only the damaged portion of the meniscus. In the 1950s, the advent of arthroscopy provided the orthopedic surgeon with a sophisticated tool both for closed diagnosis of meniscal disorders and for their treatment. This article reviews our experience with 100 arthroscopic meniscectomies, comparing them, where possible, with a series of 94 open meniscectomies. Increasing experience with the arthroscopic procedure progressively decreased the duration of operation, complications, and the need for repeat operation. We found that closed meniscectomy can result in relief of symptoms and good to excellent results in a high percentage of patients.
Authors:
R J Orbon; G G Poehling
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1981 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-12-15     Completed Date:  1981-12-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1238-42     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; Q    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Arthroscopy
Cartilage, Articular / surgery*
History, 18th Century
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Humans
Knee Injuries / surgery*
Length of Stay
Methods
Orthopedics / history

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