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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.