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Heather Bell 3-10-18 Week 1 Surgical Report TITLE OF OPERATION: Left knee arthroscopy with partial medial meniscectomy. PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Left knee medial meniscal tear and chondromalacia of the patella. POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: 1. Posterior horn tear around medial meniscus in the white-white to white-red zone, which was irreparable. 2. Chondromalacia changes of grade 2 of the patellofemoral compartment. NAME OF OPERATION: Left knee arthroscopy with partial medial meniscectomy. ANESTHESIA: Spinal. TOURNIQUET TIME: 32 minutes. BLOOD LOSS: Minimal. FLUIDS: 900 cc Crystalloid. SPECIMEN: None.
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PROCEDURE: The patient was brought down to the operating room and transferred from a hospital stretcher to the operating table. She was then induced under a spinal anesthetic by Dr. Jacob. The patient was placed into the supine position and the lower extremity was then prepped and draped in normal sterile fashion for knee arthroscopy. A proximal thigh tourniquet was placed and an Esmarch bandage was used to exsanguinate the limb. The tourniquet was then inflated to approximately 100 to 150 mm of mmHg above systolic pressure. The knee was examined for range of motion and laxity. An 11-blade stab incision was made along the anterolateral aspect for the anterolateral portal. A Dell trocar was then inserted and the arthroscope was then introduced. Once it was confirmed to
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  • Spring '18
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament, medial meniscus, Tear of meniscus, knee arthroscopy, partial medial meniscectomy

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