Is There a Role for Arthroscopy in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

Arthroscopy was first described to treat osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee by Burman and coauthors in 1934. Over the past several decades, arthroscopic debridement of the degenerative knee has become a commonly performed orthopedic procedure. Despite its popularity, the exact role of arthroscopy in treating OA is controversial.

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