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Arthroscopic joint lavage in osteoarthritis of the knee. Is it effective?
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PMID:  19526165     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To assess the benefits of arthroscopic washout in osteoarthritis of the knee (OAK). METHODS: One hundred and fifty patients who underwent arthroscopic washout for early OAK between January 2001 and December 2006, at the King Fahd University Hospital, Al-Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were analyzed. Preoperative assessment of patients included clinical assessment by modified Lequesne grading (MLG), antero-posterior and lateral radiographs of weight bearing of knee joints and the skyline view of the patella, and was graded by Kellegren and Lawrence grading (KLG). Arthroscopically, the knee joint was graded by Outerbridge classification (OC). The data were entered in the database and analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 14. RESULTS: One-hundred and seven patients were analyzed. Fifty-five patients were males and 52 were females, with a mean age of 51+/-9.3 years. The mean follow up was 39.45 months. Preoperative MLG was 14.2 +/- 4.1, at 6 months it was 7.39, and at 12 months was 7.75 +/-0.37, which improved from 6 months onwards (p=0.001). Kellgren and Lawrence grading and OC were significantly lower in younger patients age (< or = 50) as compared to older patients (> or = 51 years) (p=0.05). Seventy-one percent of our patients had excellent and satisfactory results, and 12 (11.2%) had no improvement. CONCLUSION: Arthroscopic joint debridement has benefits in the extent of pain relief and improvement of joint mobility. We believe that this procedure should be carried out in patients with OA for pain relief and delay of definite arthroplasty.
Abdullah S Al-Omran; Mir Sadat-Ali
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi medical journal     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0379-5284     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi Med J     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-15     Completed Date:  2009-08-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909441     Medline TA:  Saudi Med J     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  809-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, King Fahd University Hospital, PO Box 40052, Al-Khobar 31952, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Knee Joint*
Middle Aged
Osteoarthritis, Knee / therapy*
Treatment Outcome

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