Arthroscopic surgery: simple devices to facilitate multiple entries and manipulations of the knee.


Journal Article

A system has been especially designed and fabricated for use with an arthroscope and other instruments so that an open passage is maintained through the skin, retinaculum, and joint capsule to allow the insertion and withdrawal of instruments at will. This system is designed to minimize loss of irrigating fluid from the joint during use, including instrument exchanges. A companion stabilization device has been constructed to allow the unassisted application of valgus or varus stress to the knee while leaving the surgeon's hands free.

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Cited Authors

  • Whipple, TL; Wolbarsht, ML; Hickingbotham, DW; Fondren, F

Published Date

  • January 1, 1981

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 331 - 335

PubMed ID

  • 7471579

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7471579

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1528-1132

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-921X


  • eng