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Sports Med Arthrosc Rehabil Ther Technol. 2009 Jan 19;1(1):3. doi: 10.1186/1758-2555-1-3.

Review of knee arthroscopy performed under local anesthesia.

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  • 1The Hong Kong Jockey Club Sports Medicine and Health Sciences Centre, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, PR China. kylaw@ort.cuhk.edu.hk

Abstract

Local anesthesia for knee arthroscopy is a well documented procedure with diagnostic and therapeutic role. Numerous therapeutic procedures including partial menisectomy, meniscus repair, abrasion chondroplasy, synovectomy, loose body removal can be performed safely and comfortably. Appropriate case selection, anesthetic strategy and technical expertise are the key to smooth and successful surgery.

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