Hyaluronic Acid Instillation following Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Double-Blinded, Randomised Controlled Study

Jackie YM Chau, WL Chan, SB Woo, SC Cheng, TM Wong, TK Wong, CH Yen, K Wong, WC Wong
2012 Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery  
purpose. To assess the effect of hyaluronic acid instillation after arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction for improving pain, range of movement, and function of the knee. Methods. 28 men and 4 women underwent arthroscopic ACL reconstruction for isolated ACL rupture (partial or complete) and instability after recreational sports injury 2 to 120 months earlier. They were randomised to undergo arthroscopic ACL reconstruction followed by intra-articular viscoseal instillation
more » ... coseal instillation (13 men and 3 women) or arthroscopic ACL reconstruction alone (15 men and 1 woman). The knee injury osteoarthritis outcome score (for pain, symptoms, activities of daily living, sport and recreation function, and quality of life), range of movement, knee circumference, and analgesic use were assessed on days -1, 1, and 2, and weeks 2, 6 and 12. results. Patient demographics were similar at baseline. At postoperative days 1 and 2, all subscales Hyaluronic acid instillation following arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a double-blinded, randomised controlled study Jackie YM Chau,
doi:10.1177/230949901202000205 pmid:22933671 fatcat:57dxhfo6nrbslewrpuwdaxtqhi