Intra-articular knee injuries in racquet sports. A review of 128 arthroscopies

Surg Endosc. 1988;2(1):39-43. doi: 10.1007/BF00591397.


Within the last decade, there has been a significant increase in racquet sport participation. The authors report that in a 5-year period, 17% of the injuries seen in a busy sports injuries clinic were associated with racquet sports, and over half of these were injuries to the knee. The findings are reported of those patients requiring knee arthroscopy, and the patterns of injury sustained are identified. Injuries to the knee in racquet sports are largely unavoidable and are inherent to the nature of the game.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arthroscopy*
  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Knee Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Knee Injuries / etiology
  • Ligaments, Articular / injuries
  • Male
  • Patella / injuries
  • Tennis
  • Tibial Meniscus Injuries