Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 61–63 | Cite as

Saline washout for knee osteoarthritis: Results of a controlled study

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


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 


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© Acta Medica Belgica 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. T. Dawes
    • 1
  • C. Kirlew
    • 1
  • I. Haslock
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RheumatologyMiddlesbrough General HospitalMiddlesbroughUK

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