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Suction drainage influence on knee effusion following partial meniscectomy with partial fat pad or synovium resection.
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PMID:  21908960     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to examine the effect of suction drains on knee after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy with partial fat pad removal or synovectomy. METHODS: We performed arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for posterior tears of the medial meniscus and partial fat pad or synovium shaving in 72 patients. Following surgery, a suction drain was not used in 40 patients (Group A) and used in 32 (Group B). Both groups were similar in terms of age, gender, and total operation time. The patients were evaluated at 1, 2, and 4 weeks postoperatively for the presence of a knee effusion. RESULTS: No significant difference was observed in the grade of effusion and the average percent change in the effusion grade between Groups A and B at 1, 2, and 4 weeks postoperatively. CONCLUSION: Use of a suction drain did not influence the postoperative effusion or the clinical course of the effusion after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy with partial fat pad removal or synovectomy. KEYWORDS: Arthroscopy; fat pad; knee effusion; suction drain; synovium.
Kaya Alkan; Koray Unay; Levent Berkem; Melih Güven; Oğuz Poyanlı
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Title:  Acta orthopaedica et traumatologica turcica     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1017-995X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2011 July-August
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Created Date:  2011-9-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9424806     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  221-224     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Göztepe Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.
Vernacular Title:
Dren kullanımının parsiyel yağ yastığı eksizyonu ve sinovektomi ile birlikte yapılan menisektomi sonrası diz efÜzyonu Üzerine etkisi.
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