Antiphlogistics Enhance Recovery After Arthroscopic Meniscectomy

  • M. Bauer
  • D. Ogilvie-Harris
  • P. Corey
Conference paper


An arthroscopic meniscectomy is usually followed by quicker restitution of function in the injured joint than traditional open meniscectomy. In the recovery period, some patients are, however, troubled by persistent swelling, pain and inhibition of function [2-4]. We therefore thought it was of interest to Compare a group of patients who received postoperative treatment of antiphlogistics with a group who did not. The study was undertaken at Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada [6].


Active Treatment Group Prostaglandin Inhibition Partial Arthroscopic Meniscectomy Toronto Western Hospital Voluntary Muscle Activation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Bauer
    • 1
  • D. Ogilvie-Harris
    • 1
  • P. Corey
    • 1
  1. 1.Orthopedic SurgeryGeneral HospitalMalmöSweden

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