IJOCP | March 2015| Volume 2| Issue 1 | Page
Conference: Bangalore Orthopaedic Society Annual Conference BOSCON-2015,India [Click for Full details]  

Authors: Srikanth K N, C Bamforth, K Buch, T Asumu, S. Anand


The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a single per operative injection of sodium hyaluronate (HA, Viscoseal®) into the knee following arthroscopy.This was a prospective, randomised controlled study. Knee arthroscopy patients were randomised into two groups: one receiving bupivicaine and the other sodium hyaluronate. Pre and post operative VAS scores for pain andWestern Ontario and Mac Master Universities (WOMAC) scores for knee function were obtained. Forty eight patients of a single surgeon were randomised into two groups of 24. Both groups were similar as regards to age, sex, etc. Three patients were lost to follow up after randomisation. There was significant drop in pain scores for the Viscoseal® group compared to Bupivicaine group particularly between three-six weeks period (p< 0.05) and a significant improvement in WOMAC scores in the study group compared to control at 3 and 6 weeks (p=0.01).Viscosupplementation after arthroscopic knee surgery offers significantly improved function and pain relief over the medium term period (three–six weeks).

How to Cite this Abstract
Srikanth K N, C Bamforth, K Buch, T Asumu, S. Anand. Effect of sodium hyaluronate on recovery after arthroscopic knee surgery-a RCT. International Journal of Conference Proceedings. March 2015;(2015):11.