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  1. Complications of office based arthroscopy of the knee.

    Article - En anglais


    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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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0528570

    Code Inist : 002B24E05. Création : 01/03/1996.