Knee Arthroscopy: Technique and Normal Anatomy

  • Anthony Schena
  • Glen Ross

Arthroscopy of the knee is the most common orthopaedic procedure performed in the United States [1–6]. Given the frequency of this procedure, it is hard to fathom that knee arthroscopy did not enter into the mainstream of orthopaedic surgery until the 1970s. In 1969, Masaki Wantanabe and colleagues published the Atlas of Arthroscopy [7]. In their seminal publication, they described the results of their first arthroscopic procedure, the removal of an intraarticular pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS), and provided pictures of their first arthroscopic meniscectomy. Jackson and Abe followed up on the work of their Japanese peers with the publication of their arthroscopic technique and outcomes in 1972 [8]. Arthroscopy of the knee became an accepted practice in the 1970s.


Anterior Cruciate Ligament Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Deep Venous Thrombosis Posterior Cruciate Ligament Lateral Meniscus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony Schena
    • 1
  • Glen Ross
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsNew England Baptist HospitalBostonMassachusetts
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedics, New England Baptist HospitalAssistant Professor of Surgery, Tufts School of MedicineBoston

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