Diagnostic Knee Arthroscopy and Arthroscopic Anatomy

Allicia O. Imada, Henry B. Ellis, Marc Tompkins

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Arthroscopy is a powerful tool for the diagnosis and treatment of intraarticular pathology in the knee. In comparison to an open procedure or an arthrotomy, knee arthroscopy is considered to have the advantage of lower morbidity due to being a less invasive technique. Arthroscopy is an important skill for every orthopedic surgeon. Knowledge of anatomical landmarks is paramount to assist surgeons with proper and safe portal placement and to avoid neurovascular structures. Standard portals include anterolateral and anteromedial portals, with other accessory portals when indicated. Diagnostic arthroscopy is a safe procedure and should be completed in a thorough, methodical way every time so as not to miss pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMRI-Arthroscopy Correlations
Subtitle of host publicationA Case-Based Atlas of the Knee, Shoulder, Elbow, Hip and Ankle, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783030947897
ISBN (Print)9783030947880
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

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  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Portals


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