Complications of office based arthroscopy of the knee.
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.
A total of 280 interventions were performed
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.