Investigate if video recording and subsequent viewing of the
videotape can improve the diagnostic value of arthroscopy.
Material and Method:
653 arthroscopies of the knee were videotaped. The tapes were
viewed a few days later.
On viewing the tapes 46 diagnoses, missed under the arthroscopy
procedure, were made. There were 0.7% menisceal lesions and
0.7% crusiate ligament lesions. Other diagnoses were in the
chondral and synovial tissue.
A additional review by video of arthroscopies showed a 7%
increase in diagnoses where 0.7% meniscus lesion and 0.7%
cruciate lesion in the patient population had come to light.
The use of a video in conjunction with arthroscopies is recommended
for the purpose of review in enhancing diagnostic values in