Arthroscopy of the shoulder joint: A review of 23 cases

L. Frizziero, F. Zizzi, A. Facchini

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-276
Number of pages10
JournalRhumatologie - Revue International de Rhumatologie
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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