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Arthroscopy. 2001 Sep;17(7):E31.

The role of capsular distention in the arthroscopic management of arthrofibrosis of the knee: A technical consideration.

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Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation, Vail, Colorado 81657, U.S.A.

Abstract

Arthroscopic treatment of arthrofibrosis of the knee is a technically challenging procedure. Capsular distention with fluid before arthroscopy results in easier and safer insertion of arthroscopic instruments with improved arthroscopic visualization. In addition, it stretches the entire capsule, including the difficult to access posterior capsule. This report describes a simple technique for capsular distention before arthroscopic treatment of arthrofibrosis of the knee.

PMID:
11536111
DOI:
10.1053/jars.2001.25240
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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