Arthroscopy in Treatment of Knee Arthroplasty Complications


Results of the operated joint arthroscopy were presented for 16 patients with complications after knee arthroplasty. The reasons for arthroscopic intervention were: implant instability - 1 case, breaking of implant hinge - 1 case, arthrofibrosis - 2 cases, recurrent hemarthrosis with synovial membrane vessels malformation - 2 cases, reactive aseptic necrosis - 4 cases and resistant medial pain syndrome resulting from neuropathy of the infrapatellar branch of subcutaneous femoral nerve - 6 cases. Arthroscopy after knee arthroplasty enables with high accuracy to diagnose knee joint pathology, to avoid revision arthrotomy, to minimize intraoperative trauma, to improve functional results and patient’s quality of life as well as to reduce the cost of treatment.

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A. V Alabut

Rostov State Medical University, Rostov-on-Don


V. D Sikilinda

Rostov State Medical University, Rostov-on-Don

D. O Kubasov

Rostov State Medical University, Rostov-on-Don


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