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Table 4 Complications of arthroscopy

From: Evaluation of arthroscopy and macroscopic scoring

First author

AS (n)

Major (%)

Minor (%)

Haemarthrosis (%)

Joint infection (%)

Sherman and colleagues [54]

2640

126 (4.8)

97 (3.7)

(2.0)

(<0.5)

Small [53]

10262

(1.7)

104 (1.0)

21 (0.2)

Szachnowski and colleagues [78]

335

(1.2)

(12.8)

nd

nd

Kuzmanova and colleagues [79]

206

4 (2.0)

15 (7.5)*

7 (3.5)

1 (0.5)

Reece and colleagues [80]

278

1 (0.4)

13 (4.7)

0

1

Wollaston and colleagues [81]

342

1 (0.3)

5 (1.5)

0

0

Smith and colleagues [56]

128

nd (studied pain in conjunction with AS)

Baeten and colleagues [73]

150

0

(<10)

0

0

Gerlag and Tak [82]

>2000

<0.3

  

Kane and colleagues [55]

16532

237 (1.5)

141 (0.9)

16 (0.1)

af Klint (present study)

408

2 (0.5)

1 (0.2)

2 (0.5)

0

  1. Survey of orthopaedic AS. *Haemarthrosis was regarded as a minor complication. Survey of AS.
  2. AS = arthroscopy; nd = not determined.