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A new method of arthroscopic assisted management of stiff knee: a technical note
Arthrosc Orthop Sports Med 2018;5:53-56
Published online November 1, 2018;  https://doi.org/10.14517/aosm17019
© 2018 Korean Arthroscopy Society and Korean Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Hemant Bansal, Hira Lal Nag, Nishank Mehta, Arnab Sain

Department of Orthopedics, All Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India
Correspondence to: Hira Lal Nag, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6574-7840
Department of Orthopedics, All Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029, India.
Tel: +91-9818055034, E-mail: hlnag2003@yahoo.co.in
Received November 24, 2017; Revised July 15, 2018; Accepted September 4, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Arthrofibrosis of the knee is a commonly encountered entity and often results from prolonged immobilization or delay in postoperative mobilization of knee. Arthroscopic arthrolysis has replaced open arthrolysis as the gold standard in the management of the stiff knee. Several authors have described their techniques and modifications for arthroscopic management of the stiff knee. Rare but devastating complications have also been reported, particularly when forceful manipulation of the knee is done during surgery. We describe a safe method of arthroscopic-assisted management of a stiff knee with our own modifications to avoid catastrophic complications like iatrogenic fracture, tendon rupture or avulsion while simultaneously achieving improved range of flexion.
Keywords : Arthrofibrosis; Stiff knee; Knee arthroscopy; Arthrolysis
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