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Tidal irrigation versus conservative medical management in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee: a prospective randomized study. Tidal Irrigation Cooperating Group.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1613709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To determine the efficacy of tidal knee irrigation for knee pain due to osteoarthritis (OA), we conducted a randomized, single blind, 14-week prospective trial comparing medical management with tidal knee irrigation in 77 patients with non-end stage OA of the knee and unilateral pain refractory to standard medical treatment. Fifty-seven patients completed the study. Statistically significant differences (p less than 0.05) favoring tidal knee irrigation over medical management were pain after 50' walk, pain after 4-stair climb, most intense pain in previous day, frequency of knee stiffness with inactivity, days of morning knee stiffness in previous week, physician assessment of knee tenderness and overall assessments of therapy effectiveness by both patient and physician. Tidal knee irrigation results in more favorable improvement of pain due to OA than can be accomplished with traditional medical management.
R W Ike; W J Arnold; E W Rothschild; H L Shaw
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of rheumatology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0315-162X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1992 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-24     Completed Date:  1992-07-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501984     Medline TA:  J Rheumatol     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  772-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor 48109-0358.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / adverse effects,  standards,  therapeutic use*
Irrigation / adverse effects,  methods,  standards
Knee Joint / physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Osteoarthritis / drug therapy*,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Pain / drug therapy,  physiopathology,  therapy
Prospective Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal

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