Intra-articular hyaluronan following autogenous osteochondral grafting of the knee.

@article{TytherleighStrong2005IntraarticularHF,
  title={Intra-articular hyaluronan following autogenous osteochondral grafting of the knee.},
  author={Graham M Tytherleigh-Strong and Mark B. Hurtig and Anthony A Miniaci},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={21 8},
  pages={
          999-1005
        }
}
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess whether intra-articular hyaluronan viscosupplementation after osteochondral grafting (mosaic arthroplasty) of the knee allowed better graft integration and function in a sheep model. TYPE OF STUDY Experimental study. METHODS Twelve adult sheep underwent a mosaic arthroplasty procedure to a standardized osteochondral defect on the medial femoral condyle. One week after surgery the animals were randomized to receive a course of weekly intra… CONTINUE READING
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