The "coiling-up procedure": A novel technique for extra-articular arthroscopy

Shinichi Maeno, Daijo Hashimoto, Toshiro Otani, Ko Masumoto, Catherine Hui

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Abstract The "coiling-up procedure" is a novel technique for extra-articular arthroscopy. A coil-shaped lifter is used to create the extra-articular working space, and a dry arthroscopy is performed. It can be combined with conventional intra-articular arthroscopy to enable direct vision from both inside and outside the joint. We have successfully used this technique to perform a vastus lateralis release in cases of painful bipartite patella. This is an innovative technique that offers the possibility of expanding the indications for extra-articular arthroscopy to other areas of the body. We describe in detail the technique for this new procedure in the knee.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1551-1555
Number of pages5
JournalArthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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