Intraarticular Pressures in a Gravity-Fed Arthroscopy Fluid Delivery System.
Seven consecutive patients undergoing arthroscopic surgery in a gravity-fed fluid delivery system were studied. The average minimum adequate intraarticular pressure (MAIP) was 55 mm Hg. The height of a saline bag above the knee necessary to achieve this average MAIP was 75 cm. There was a positive correlation between diastolic blood pressure and the minimum adequate intraarticular pressure in this study. There was no positive correlation between systolic blood pressure and the MAIP.
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Arangio, G., & Kostelnik, K. E. (1992). Intraarticular pressures in a gravity-fed arthroscopy fluid delivery system. Arthroscopy: The Journal Of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery: Official Publication Of The Arthroscopy Association Of North America And The International Arthroscopy Association, 8(3), 341-344.
Medicine and Health Sciences | Orthopedics | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery
Department of Surgery