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What Is Joint Lavage?

By November 30, 2012

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Joint lavage essentially refers to washing out the joint or joint space. Decades ago, it was common to hear of an arthritis patient having arthroscopic debridement with joint lavage. The procedure is not nearly as common today. As a matter of fact, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) does not recommend joint lavage as a treatment for knee osteoarthritis.

What was the intended benefit of joint lavage? Why is the procedure no longer recommended? Learn more in Joint Lavage Explained.

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