The authors describe in detail their experiences in arthroscopy of the shoulder and report their results in 23 arthroscopies in several pathological conditions. The instrument used was a Watanabe n. 24 needlescope. The examination is carried out under general anesthesia. The trocar and canula are inserted using the anterior approach, laterally, half a centimetre into the coracoid process. No complications have resulted from this examination. After describing the most significant endoscopic aspects the authors discuss the indications for arthroscopy of the shoulder. Arthroscopy is particularly useful for study of the synovial membrane and cartilage surface of the shoulder although it has much more limits and indications than in the knee joint.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Rhumatologie - Revue International de Rhumatologie|
|Publication status||Published - 1981|
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