Arthroscopic knee chondroplasty using a bipolar radiofrequency-based device compared to mechanical shaver: results of a prospective, randomized, controlled study

@article{Spahn2008ArthroscopicKC,
  title={Arthroscopic knee chondroplasty using a bipolar radiofrequency-based device compared to mechanical shaver: results of a prospective, randomized, controlled study},
  author={Gunter PK Spahn and Enrico Kahl and Thomas Martin Mueckley and G. Hofmann and Hans Michael Klinger},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
  year={2008},
  volume={16},
  pages={565-573}
}
Both mechanical shavers and radiofrequency-based devices are used to treat symptomatic partial thickness chondral lesions. Controversy exists as to which mode of treatment provides better outcomes. The purpose of this study was to compare clinical results after bipolar radiofrequency-based chondroplasty (RFC) to mechanical shaver debridement (MSD). Patients (n = 60) included in the study presented with knee pain associated with a medial meniscus tear and idiopathic ICRS grade III defect of the… CONTINUE READING
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