Holmium:YAG Laser-Assisted Arthroscopy Versus Conventional Methods for Treatment of the Knee

Two-Year Results of a Prospective Study
  • C. Lübbers
  • W. E. Siebert


Since the 1980s, arthroscopic surgery has become a well-established technique for the treatment of knee disorders and is, of course, the subject of continual research, development, and improvement. Arthroscopic treatment of diseases, especially chondromalacia, has produced unsatisfactory results [22, 24]. Furthermore, studies have been conducted on iatrogenic cartilage damage caused by the application instruments [6, 12] and retrospectively on the complications [3, 30].


Lysholm Score Arthroscopic Surgery Meniscal Lesion Postoperative Score Lateral Retinacular Release 
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