Research Article

Early results of closed partial menisectomy.

Br Med J 1978; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.6120.1099 (Published 29 April 1978) Cite this as: Br Med J 1978;1:1099
  1. D J Dandy

    Abstract

    Thirty patients underwent partial meniscectomy through two puncture incisions by a closed technique under arthroscopic control. "Bucket-handle" fragments were removed from 17 knees, and flaps or tags from the remainder. The mean stay in hospital after operation was 1.3 days and the mean time for return to working fitness was 10.5 days. There were no serious complications. Further study of the long-term results of this technique is needed.