Abstract / Description of output
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.
|Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery
|Early online date
|1 Dec 2020
|Published - Dec 2020