Keywords : Arthroscopic debridement
The role of arthroscopy in the treatment of degenerative joint disease of the knee
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 747-753
Background: Degenerative joint disease is a common cause of knee symptoms and
disability. The purpose of the present study is to address the role of arthroscopic surgery in
patients who have degenerative joint disease in the knee.
Methods: The present study included 40 patients from August 2019 to August 2021 who
complained with knee pain in the department of Orthopaedics, IGIMS, Patna. Intra operative
grading of articular cartilage degeneration was done by method described by Noyes – Stabler.
Patient called for follow - up on 1 month, 3 months and 6 months of post-operative day in
OPD, and pain severity score was measured according to knee society pain score8 routine
physical examination of knee was done for other physical signs.
Results: Out of 40 patients in the present study, 15 were females and 25 were males.
The patients showed 65% improvement in grade 2 after 6 months, 30% patients showed
improvement in grade 3 and 5% showed improvement in grade 4 patients after 6 months.
Conclusion: Although Arthroscopy is valuable for the treatment of many knee disorders. The
efficacy of arthroscopic treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee is limited by poor natural
history of osteoarthritis.