The Early Development of Arthroscopy

Andrew Baker, Terry L. Whipple, Gary G Poehling, Gregory I. Bain

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Arthroscopy was first reported by Severin Nordentoft in Denmark in 1912. However, it was the Japanese surgeons Kenji Takagi and Masaki Watanabe who developed the arthroscopic equipment and techniques that transformed arthroscopy from an unreliable fragile device that provided a dim view of the joint to now be an advanced therapeutic procedure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArthroscopy and Endoscopy of the Elbow, Wrist and Hand
Subtitle of host publicationSurgical Anatomy and Techniques
EditorsDeepak N. Bhatia, Gregory I. Bain, Gary G. Poehling, Benjamin R. Graves
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783030794231
ISBN (Print)9783030794224
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • History
  • Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedics
  • Minimally invasive
  • Development
  • Joint


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