The Effect of Cryotherapy on Intraarticular Temperature and Postoperative Care After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

@article{Ohkoshi1999TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Cryotherapy on Intraarticular Temperature and Postoperative Care After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction},
  author={Yasumitsu Ohkoshi and Megumi Ohkoshi and Shinya Nagasaki and Aki Ono and Tomoyuki Hashimoto and Shigeru Yamane},
  journal={The American Journal of Sports Medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={27},
  pages={357 - 362}
}
The objective of this study was to elucidate how cryotherapy after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction affects intraarticular temperature and clinical results. A prospective and randomized study was performed on 21 knees of 21 patients. The ligament reconstruction was performed by single-incision arthroscopy using autogenous ham-string tendon. On completion of the surgery, thermosensors were implanted in the suprapatellar pouch and the intracondylar notch, and the intraarticular… 

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