Complications In Brief: Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy
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- Kinsella, S.D. & Carey, J.L. Clin Orthop Relat Res (2013) 471: 1427. doi:10.1007/s11999-012-2735-3
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Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy can be complicated by excessive resection, damage to articular cartilage, neurovascular injury, persistent drainage from portals, and infection; the procedure can be rendered more difficult, and the outcome less certain, if the surgeon fails to recognize concomitant injuries, malpositions the portals, or misidentifies the components of a meniscus tear. We review the problems that can occur as a result of errors made before, during, and after surgery.