J Knee Surg 2007; 20(1): 34-38
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1248017
Original Article

© 2007 Thieme Medical Publishers

Diagnosis and Treatment of Postarthroscopic Synovial Knee Fistulae – A Report of Four Cases and Review of the Literature

Christos K. Yiannakopoulos
  • The Department of Orthopedics, IASO General Hospital, Athens, Greece
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Publication Date:
20 January 2010 (online)


Development of synovial knee fistulae following arthroscopic knee surgery is a rare but under-reported complication. The diagnosis and treatment of this complication is described in a series of four patients. Synovial knee fistula formation is a benign complication and in the majority of patients it can be treated conservatively with immobilization until healing occurs. The presence of infection should always be excluded.