To analyze the complication rates associated with office based arthroscopy in 2 community based rheumatology practices.
A retrospective analysis of 335 office based arthroscopy performed on 306 patients over a 35 mo period.
All patients met specific clinical criteria to qualify for office based arthroscopy.
Patients were followed postarthroscopy for a minimum of 12 weeks to assess the rates and types of complications.
Of the 335 office based arthroscopies, 131 were diagnostic only, while 204 procedures were diagnostic and therapeutic.
Both major and minor complications were seen.
The complication rates for major and minor events were 1.2 and 12.8%, respectively.
There was no mortality or longterm morbidity.
Office based arthroscopy in patients with rheumatic diseases has a safety profile that compares favorably with arthroscopy performed in an ambulatory surgical center or operating room setting.
Mots-clés Pascal : Arthroscopie, Homme, Complication, Cabinet médical, Rhumatologie, Genou, Evaluation, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Endoscopie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Arthroscopy, Human, Complication, Doctor office, Rheumatology, Knee, Evaluation, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, Endoscopy
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Cote : 95-0528570
Code Inist : 002B24E05. Création : 01/03/1996.