Minor complications more common in young patients after knee arthroscopy

  • August 1, 2014
  • Read the Perspective from Jeffrey R. Sawyer, MD

Minor complications are more common than major complications among children and adolescents after knee arthroscopy, according to study results.

Researchers retrospectively reviewed 1,002 knee arthroscopies performed among patients 17 years old or younger from 1997 to 2009. The researchers collected patient demographic and surgical data from medical and surgical records with specific focus on intraoperative and postoperative complications.

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