Temperature-Sensitive Release of Prostaglandin E2 in Synovial Tissue
Temperature-Sensitive Release of Prostaglandin E2 and Diminished Energy Requirements in Synovial Tissue with Postoperative CryotherapyJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery; 2011; 93(A):1961-1968
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40 patients scheduled to undergo minor knee arthroplasty were randomized to receive either post-operative cooling and compression or neither. The results of the study indicated that the cooling system significantly decreased temperature of the arthroscopic knee during after surgery. In addition, it was found that the cooling system decreased inflammation, as measured through PGE2 levels; however, ...
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