Arthroscopic-assisted minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This technical note describes an arthroscopic technique to enhance visualization during minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty. The arthroscope is used, with the aid of balloon catheter retractors, to allow intraoperative identification of potentially adverse findings, including retained bone and cement fragments. This technique has been used successfully to identify and treat knees with these findings. Although further study and refinement are needed, this technique shows promise in reducing postoperative complications and improving outcomes in total knee arthroplasty.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Seyler, TM; Johnson, AJ; Marker, DR; Mont, MA; Bonutti, PM

Published Date

  • February 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 290 - 293

PubMed ID

  • 21266278

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21266278

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1526-3231

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.arthro.2010.10.003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States