Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 61–63

Saline washout for knee osteoarthritis: Results of a controlled study

  • P. T. Dawes
  • C. Kirlew
  • I. Haslock
Originals

DOI: 10.1007/BF02201002

Cite this article as:
Dawes, P.T., Kirlew, C. & Haslock, I. Clin Rheumatol (1987) 6: 61. doi:10.1007/BF02201002

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

KneeOsteoarthritisInjectionLavage

Copyright information

© Acta Medica Belgica 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. T. Dawes
    • 1
  • C. Kirlew
    • 1
  • I. Haslock
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RheumatologyMiddlesbrough General HospitalMiddlesbroughUK
  2. 2.Staffordshire Rheumatology CentreHaywood HospitalStoke-on-TrentUK