In-office needle arthroscopy offers the potential advantage of reduced injury to intervention time, without the need for advanced imaging. It is particularly appropriate for those with contraindications to advanced imaging and also may reduce the risk of incorrect diagnoses in those situations in which imaging is associated with low sensitivity/specificity. The purpose of this article is to provide a standardized diagnostic approach to needle arthroscopy of the shoulder.
Daggett M, Stepanovich B, Geraghty B, Meyers A, Whetstone J, Saithna A. Office-Based Needle Arthroscopy: A Standardized Diagnostic Approach to the Shoulder. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2020; 9(4). doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2019.12.003.