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Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 61-63

First online:

Saline washout for knee osteoarthritis: Results of a controlled study

  • P. T. DawesAffiliated withDepartment of Rheumatology, Middlesbrough General Hospital
  • , C. KirlewAffiliated withDepartment of Rheumatology, Middlesbrough General Hospital
  • , I. HaslockAffiliated withDepartment of Rheumatology, Middlesbrough General Hospital

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Summary

Twenty patients with persistent symptoms due to osteoarthritis of the knee were randomly allocated to a saline washout or control group. Both groups showed improvement. Knee washout conferred no more benefit than intra-articular saline injection.

Key words

Knee Osteoarthritis Injection Lavage