No Clinical Benefit of Synovectomy with Primary TKA in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis
Should synovectomy be performed in primary total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsJ Orthop Surg Res. 2019; 14: 283.
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Five studies (542 patients) were included in this meta-analysis comparing primary total knee arthroplasty with and without synovectomy for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Outcomes of interest included post-operative pain, clinical and functional knee society scores (KSS), range of motion, drainage, difference in pre-operative and post-operative hemoglobin levels, transfusion rate, and compli...
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