Arthroscopic debridement and lavage of knee joint osteoarthrosis

Muthanna Medical Journal
Volume 3, Issue 1, June 2016, Pages 34-37


Research Article                                                                         

Zuhair Gheni Abd Ali*

*Corrospondance author:
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Al Sadder Medical City, Al Najaf.  Received 21 Decemebr 2015, Accepted 18 May 2016, Available online 12 June  2016.
This is article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Copyright © 2016 ZA


Recent advances in instrumentation and the growing understanding of the pathophysiology of osteoarthrosis of the knee joint have led to increase the use of arthroscopy for the management of degenerative arthritis of the knee, during this study 50-patient  perform to them arthroscopic debridement and lavage from October 2010- April 2014, 30 male patients and 20 female patientin multicenter in Baghdad and Al Najaf cities, patient age range from 40-60 year, all with single knee joinst eoarthrosis, our procedure include debridement and lavage of the hypertrophied synovium and osteophyte and subchondral penetration, in most patient short term symptomatic relieve can be achieved with the arthroscopic debridement and lavage of the osteoarthritic knee joint, the greater symptomatic relieve and more persistent pain relieve can be achieved in patient who have acutonsent of pain, mechanical disturbance from cartilage or meniscal fragment, normal knee joint axis, and minimal radiographic evidence of degenerative osteoarthrosis.

Keywords: Osteoarthrosis, Knee joint, Arthroscopy

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