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ACE Report #6208
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

WCO-IOF: Viscosupplementation may be beneficial after arthroscopic debridement for knee OA

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OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Arthroscopic debridement & viscosupplementation: do they have a role in managing early osteoarthritis of the knee joint?

Contributing Authors: K Acharya

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123 patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis were randomized to receive one of three treatments: nonoperative management, arthroscopic debridement alone, or arthroscopic debridement with viscosupplementation applied 3 weeks postoperatively. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical outcome, functional outcome, and patient satisfaction between the three treatments. Results at 1 yea...

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