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ACE Report #9470
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Intra-articular hyaluronic not beneficial as end-of-procedure adjuvant in meniscectomy


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

No Effects of Early Viscosupplementation After Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Am J Sports Med. 2016 Dec;44(12):3119-3125

Contributing Authors: A Di Martino E Kon G Filardo M Marcacci B Di Matteo F Iacono F Tentoni A Cavicchioli M Lo Presti

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Synopsis

90 patients with a meniscus tear scheduled for arthroscopic partial meniscectomy were randomized to either receive or not receive an intra-articular injection of hyaluronic acid at the end of the procedure. Patients were followed up for clinical scores, transpatellar circumference, and knee range of motion over 60-180 days postoperatively. Results demonstrated no significant differences between gr...

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