Sanjeev Anand et al. has published a new study entitled "Effect of Sodium Hyaluronate on Recovery after Arthroscopic Knee Surgery".
The abstract can be viewed by following this link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26551066
But we have copied it here for your convenience:
J Knee Surg. 2015 Nov 9. [Epub ahead of print]
Effect of Sodium Hyaluronate on Recovery after Arthroscopic Knee Surgery.
Anand S1, Singisetti K2, Srikanth KN3, Bamforth C4, Asumu T5, Buch K5.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a single immediate postoperative instillation of 10 mL of sodium hyaluronate (Viscoseal) into the knee following arthroscopy. A single-center, prospective, randomized, controlled study was undertaken. Consenting knee arthroscopy patients were randomized into two groups following surgery: the study group received 10 mL of sodium hyaluronate intra-articularly, while the control group received an intra-articular instillation of 10 mL of Bupivacaine. Pre- and postoperative visual analogue scale scores for pain and Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) scores for knee function were obtained. Overall, 48 patients under the care of a single surgeon were randomized into two groups of 24. There were no statistically significant demographic differences at baseline. Three patients were lost to follow-up. There was a statistically significant difference in pain scores favoring the study group compared with the control group at 3 and 6 weeks postoperatively (p < 0.05), and a statistically significant difference in WOMAC scores favoring the study group compared with the control group at 3 and 6 weeks postoperatively (p = 0.01). Synovial fluid replacement with sodium hyaluronate following arthroscopic knee surgery conferred statistically significant improvements in pain and function scores compared with Bupivacaine in the short term (3-6 weeks).
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PMID: 26551066 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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