Saline washout for knee osteoarthritis: results of a controlled study

Clin Rheumatol. 1987 Mar;6(1):61-3. doi: 10.1007/BF02201002.


Twenty patients with persistent symptoms due to osteoarthritis of the knee were randomly allocated to a saline washout or control group. Both groups showed improvement. Knee washout conferred no more benefit than intra-articular saline injection.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Knee Joint*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteoarthritis / therapy*
  • Sodium Chloride / therapeutic use*
  • Therapeutic Irrigation


  • Sodium Chloride