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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1998;22(1):196-203.
The Effect of Closed-Needle Irrigation of Knee in Patients with Osteoarthritis.
Mun, Ki Hyun , Oh, Sang Hyang , Kang, Bong Goo , Lee, Yang Gyun
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, College of Medicine.
슬관절 골관절염 환자에서 Closed-Needle을 이용한 관절세척술의 효과
문기현 오상향 강봉구, 이양균
순천향대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

To determine the therapeutic effect of closed-needle irrigation of knee for pain from osteoarthritis(OA), we conducted a randomized, single blind, 8 week prospective trial study. A comparison was done between the closed-needle irrigation of knee and standard conservative treatment in 30 patients with non-end stage OA of the knee. Statistically significant differences (P<0.05) favoring closed-needle irrigation of knee over conservative treatment were noted by the Visual Analog Scale for pain in these patients. Overall assessments on effectiveness of therapy by patients(Patient's global assessment) and physician(Knee rating scale) were also statistically superior among closed-needle irrigation group. We conclude that the closed-needle irrigation of knee for the treatment of pain from osteoarthritis is an effective treatment and is superior than the traditional conservative treatment in therapeutic effect.

Key Words: Osteoarthritis, Irrigation, Knee arthritis


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