Debridement means surgically removing excess or damaged soft tissue within the knee joint piece by piece.


Technique of debridement

Debridement may be performed via the arthroscope or via open surgery using a resector or forceps, or with a modern radiofrequency 'wand'.


Which articular cartilage repair procedure?

Part 3 of an in-depth review on Articular Cartilage Repair by Karen Hambly PhD BSc MCSP (Sports Scientist/Physiotherapist).

An 'interpretation' of a publication from 1999 describing how these surgeons managed knees that were severely locked up with arthrofibrotic scarring.



Arthroscopic Debridement of the Knee: An Evidence Update. Ont Health Technol Assess Ser. 2014; 14(13): 1–43.

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