Osteonecrosis after arthroscopic meniscectomy is a rare postoperative complication. The precise etiology as well as the specific pathomechanism are unknown. There are only case reports in the literature about postarthroscopic osteonecrosis; large series with long-term follow-up are missing. Differential diagnosis between postarthroscopic osteonecrosis and primary osteonecrosis already present before arthroscopy but undiagnosed is only possible by stage-dependent imaging. This study evaluates the current status of knowledge about postarthroscopic osteonecrosis.
|Translated title of the contribution||Postarthroscopic osteonecrosis|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - May 2006|
- Ahlbäck's disease
- Diagnostic window
- Knee arthroscopy