Who invented arthroscopy

Who invented arthroscopy?

1918—Japanese physician, Dr. Takagi, performed the first knee arthroscopy with a cystoscope.

1930s—German rheumatologist, Dr. Vaupel, proposed the use of arthroscopy to follow the course of arthritis.

1957—Dr. M. Watanabe performed the first partial meniscectomy through an arthroscope.

1969—Dr. N. Matsui performed the first arthroscopic synovectomy.


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