TITLE

Review: Joint lavage does not reduce pain or improve function in knee osteoarthritis

AUTHOR(S)
Lafita, Francisco Ramirez; Castella, Joan M.
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;8/17/2010, Vol. 153 Issue 2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a review of studies investigating the effectiveness of joint lavage in the treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, done by J. Avouac and colleagues. It mentions the type of studies and the methodologies adopted in the review, and reports that the medicine alone or in combination with steroid injections did not reduce pain intensity or improve knee's function. Also given are comments upon the timeliness, importance, and credibility of review's findings.
ACCESSION #
54115045

 

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