AIR is an abbreviation for 'anterior interval release'.

anterior interval release
Cleaning out scar tissue in the anterior interval.

 

Technique of AIR

AIR is a surgical procedure to free adhesions under the patellar tendon in the 'anterior interval', usually via an incision on the side of the patellar tendon.

Synonyms: 
Anterior interval release
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The editor's interpretation of a 2004 article highlighting the important anatomy associated with arthrofibrosis of the knee.

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