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.

Anterior interval release

The editor's interpretation of a 2004 article highlighting the important anatomy associated with arthrofibrosis of the knee.