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Evidence-based practice in arthroscopic knee surgery.

Onyema, C; Oragui, E; White, J; Khan, WS; (2011) Evidence-based practice in arthroscopic knee surgery. J Perioper Pract , 21 (4) pp. 128-134.

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Abstract

Knee arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive technique that allows intra-articular assessment and treatment of knee joint pathology. It has proven benefits of reduced patient morbidity, earlier recovery and mobilisation, and it is cost-effective. In this paper we review the anatomy of the knee joint, indications and contra-indications to knee arthroscopic use, and consider the main techniques of knee arthroscopy including types of anaesthetic, prophylactic antibiotics, theatre setup and arthroscopic portals, and post-operative care.

Type: Article
Title: Evidence-based practice in arthroscopic knee surgery.
Location: England
Keywords: Anesthesia, Antibiotic Prophylaxis, Arthroscopy, Bandages, Evidence-Based Practice, Humans, Knee
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Surgery and Interventional Science (Division of)
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1353553
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