Review ArticleRadiofrequency and Meniscus: From Excision to RepairPavlovich, Rafael Iñigo MD, FACSAuthor Information From the Orthopedica & Sports Medicine Institute, Sonoro, Mexico. Reprints: Dr. Noriega, 44 Col.Centro CP 83000, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico (e-mail: email@example.com). Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review: December 2005 - Volume 13 - Issue 4 - p 193-197 doi: 10.1097/01.jsa.0000191530.47689.c6 Buy Metrics Abstract One of the most common uses of radiofrequency (RF) in arthroscopic knee surgery is for meniscectomy. The literature concerning RF use on meniscal tissue is reviewed. Meniscectomy with RF devices is regarded as a safe procedure, provided the surgeon is well acquainted with RF principles, the physiology and the surgical technique. The use of thermal energy promotes the activation of a synovial response. The author reports his experience with the application of RF pulses as an additional option to the numerous techniques to enhance the meniscal healing response. © 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.