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If the cautery knife is inadvertently laid next to the patient's leg and a button on the handle is pressed, the coagulation or cutting current may burn the skin. This is avoided by always returning the electrocautery to the instrument table after use. • Monitor interference. If the camera and monitor are not adequately shielded against radio interference, the electrosurgical equipment may cause loss of picture when the current is on. Picture problems can also result from damage to the electrosurgical instrument cable or camera cable.

The hook electrode is directed toward the medial femoral condyle (F) without touching it. The tip of the hook (arrows) is visible on the upper surface of the meniscus ( T medial tibial plateau). b The resection is directed toward the middle third of the meniscus. The hook (arrows) of the cautery knife (HF) is visible just below the meniscal surface. Note the increased mobility of the meniscal fragment (MF) that is to be removed. c The remaining tissue bridge (dashed line) is divided by advancing the cautery knife posteriorly.

6-8, see Sect. 2). Shaver blades may be disposable or reusable. They have an outer diameter of 3-6 mm, depending on the manufacturer. Shaver blades from some manufacturers can be adapted to specific situations by prebending. Shaver blades are also available in smaller diameters. They are rarely used in the knee but are frequently needed for other joints (see Chap. 3). Suction. Suction draws tissue into the cutting window in the outer tube of the shaver. A rotating blade inside the tube cuts off tissue fragments, which are sucked out through the instrument sheath and handpiece.

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