Arthroscopy of the knee.

  title={Arthroscopy of the knee.},
  author={Chet J. Janecki and Dorothy Hollandpel Hill and Randall Eubanks},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={17 3},
Fiberoptics permit a minimally invasive direct inspection of the knee joint. Arthroscopy is indicated when no definitive clinical diagnosis can be made. An organized approach includes inspection of the suprapatellar pouch, the articular surfaces of the patella, the medial and lateral compartments of the knee and the intercondylar area. Common afflictions diagnosed by arthroscopy include chondromalacia, meniscal lesions, osteoarthritis, cruciate ligament injuries, chronic synovitis and loose… CONTINUE READING

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