Arthroscopic-assisted removal of proximal tibia locking plates

Justus Gille*, Ralf Oheim, Helge Riepenhof, Christine Voigt, Christian Juergens

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We present a new technique to remove plates from the proximal tibia arthroscopic-assisted with all advantages of the minimally invasive surgery and the possibility to treat concomitant intraarticular pathologies. The initial results (n = 7) are promising with an increase of the Lysholm score in all cases studied [preop. median 78 (range 32-100), postop. median 89 (range 60-100)]. In conclusion, arthroscopic-assisted hardware removal at the proximal tibia is feasible and may provide patients with all the benefits of minimal-invasive hardware removal. The described technique can be recommended for all surgeons familiar with arthroscopic surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Article number18
JournalSports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 28.05.2012


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