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Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy of a medial meniscus bucket-handle tear using the posteromedial portal.
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PMID:  15346128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Arthroscopic resection of irreparable bucket-handle tears of the medial meniscus is a commonly performed procedure. Adequate visualization of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus can be a challenging task with the conventional use of the anterior portal. An attempt to resect the posterior horn in a blind fashion may result in iatrogenic damage of the articular cartilage in the posterior compartment, over-resection of a remnant meniscus, or an insufficient resection of the torn fragment. We describe the use of the posteromedial portal for an accurate visualization and resection of the posterior attachment of a bucket-handle tear for arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, as well as detection of other injuries that may be involved in the posteromedial compartment, while avoiding injury to other intra-articular structures during the arthroscopic procedure. We found that the use of the posteromedial portal is a safe and efficient method in removing a bucket-handle tear of the medial meniscus in one piece.
Jin Hwan Ahn; Irvin Oh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1526-3231     ISO Abbreviation:  Arthroscopy     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-03     Completed Date:  2005-05-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506498     Medline TA:  Arthroscopy     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e75-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, School of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Arthroscopy / methods*
Cartilage, Articular / injuries
Intraoperative Complications / prevention & control
Knee Injuries / diagnosis
Menisci, Tibial / injuries*,  surgery*

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