Postarthroscopy osteonecrosis of the knee

Turker M., Cetik O., Cirpar M., Durusoy S., Comert B.

KNEE SURGERY SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY ARTHROSCOPY, vol.23, no.1, pp.246-250, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Spontaneous subchondral osteonecrosis of the knee joint confined to a localized area of one condyle can occur after arthroscopic procedures. Meniscal tears, arthroscopic meniscectomy, and radiofrequency chondroplasty are aetiological factors in the development of osteonecrosis. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the incidence of osteonecrosis increased when mechanical or radiofrequency chondroplasty was used in conjunction with arthroscopic meniscectomy.