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Portal

A portal in the knee is the small cut made by the surgeon during arthroscopy, to allow the passage of the instruments.

Usually at least three portals are made during this procedure, so that the light source and instruments can reach the whole of the knee cavity.

Diagnostic Arthroscopy course - by Angus Strover, FRCS

18 Mar, 2008

This course gives one an overview of the anatomy of the knee as the surgeon sees it during arthroscopy. The reader will get an idea of how the surgeon's view inside the knee is dependent upon the positioning of the portals and instruments.

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