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Diagnostic arthroscopy of the knee joint: meniscal findings in a prospective study of 200 examinations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6944645     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The arthroscopic techniques and meniscal findings in a prospective study of 200 consecutive arthroscopic examinations are presented. In 52 cases of arthrotomy-proven meniscal tears there were three arthroscopic false negatives giving an accuracy rate for the procedure of 93 percent. Intra-articular instrumentation via multiple puncture sites allowing manipulation of menisci under direct vision was used in 74 cases. Arthroscopy is safe and is an accurate adjunct to clinical examination in the diagnosis of meniscal pathology.
Authors:
R J Tregonning
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New Zealand medical journal     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0028-8446     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Z. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1981 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-11-22     Completed Date:  1981-11-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401067     Medline TA:  N Z Med J     Country:  NEW ZEALAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Arthroscopy / methods*
Cartilage, Articular / injuries*,  surgery
Humans
Knee Injuries / diagnosis*
Knee Joint / surgery
Male
Prospective Studies

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