Study: Saline Injections May Have Therapeutic Effect

March 30, 2017

New work by Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush physicians Bernard R. Bach, Adam B. Yanke and Brian J. Cole presented at the recent meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons indicates that intra-articular normal saline (IA-NS) injections may have a therapeutic effect. The report, entitled, “The Therapeutic Effect of Intra-articular Normal Saline Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis,” also appeared in a recent issue of The American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Yanke explains,

“Increasingly, new injection products are coming to market for the treatment of symptomatic osteoarthritis.... The findings of this study suggest that there may be a therapeutic effect of saline injections for osteoarthritis of the knee; however, there are limitations that need to be considered.”

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