Raising the Osmolarity of Arthroscopic Irrigating Solutions May Be Chondroprotective: We Must Be Kind to Joints During Arthroscopy!

Anish K. Amin, Andrew C Hall

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The irrigation of joints during arthroscopic procedures typically uses a non-physiological solution. This replaces the natural synovial fluid and rapidly subjects the connective tissues to an alien hypo-osmotic environment in which cartilage cells are far more sensitive to iatrogenic injury. Raising the osmolarity of the irrigating solution may be a simple, safe, and effective chondroprotective strategy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3058-3060
JournalArthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery
Volume36
Issue number12
Early online date1 Dec 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

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