Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey
versión ISSN 1025-0255
ALVAREZ LOPEZ, Alejandro; GARCIA LORENZO, Yenima; PUENTES ALVAREZ, Antonio y MARRERO PONS, Roberto. Arthroscopic meniscectomy: basic principles. AMC [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.1, pp. 1-9. ISSN 1025-0255.
Introduction: meniscuses lesions of the knee joint constitute a very frequent cause of medical attendance, especially in young patients. Development: an updated bibliographical review on patients management with meniscuses partial lesions was carried out. Important aspects were analyzed as anatomy, biochemical composition, arrangement of collagen fibers, purposes of partial meniscectomy, clinical picture, and indications of carrying out this method, classification and generalities in its treatment. With regard to the treatment, reference is made fundamentally in the use of different principles based on the use of arthroscopy. Conclusions: arthroscopic meniscectomy is a variety of very useful treatment; it allows the handling of these sick persons in an ambulatory way by minimal incisions of the skin.
Palabras llave : KNEE INJURIES; PATIENT CARE MANAGEMENT; ARTHROSCOPY; AMBULATORY CARE; REVIEW LITERATURE AS TOPIC.