Needle arthroscopic procedures of the knee offer potential advantages over standard arthroscopic procedures. The small size of the instruments allows for surgery without the use of a scalpel or suture, potentially decreased recovery times, and potentially reduced complication rates compared with traditional arthroscopy. In some patients, the procedure can be performed without the use of either general anesthesia or sedation. The purpose of this article is to provide a standardized technique guide for needle arthroscopic partial medial meniscectomy under local anesthesia.
Daggett M, Tucker T, Monaco E, Redler A, Pettegrew J, Bruni G, Saithna A. Partial Medial Meniscectomy Using Needle Arthroscopy and a Standardized Local Anesthetic Protocol. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2020; 9(5). doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2020.01.010.