Arthroscopic debridement for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: 2- and 5-year results.

@article{Fond2002ArthroscopicDF,
  title={Arthroscopic debridement for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: 2- and 5-year results.},
  author={Jason Fond and Dennis M Rodin and S Shamshad Ahmad and Robert P Nirschl},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2002},
  volume={18 8},
  pages={829-34}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect that arthroscopic debridement in osteoarthritic knees has on patient satisfaction and function. TYPE OF STUDY Cohort observational study. METHODS Thirty-six patients (mean age, 64.8 years) were available for 2- and 5-year follow-up after undergoing knee arthroscopy to treat arthritic symptoms refractory to conservative treatment. Surgical treatment included debridement of meniscal lesions, stabilization of chondral defects… CONTINUE READING

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