SymbolA 6-month follow-up of hyaluronate sodium intra-articular injection for the treatment of traumatic arthritis after ankle fracture

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Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Hyaluronate sodium is mainly used for the treatment of osteoarthritis; the traumatic arthritis after ankle fracture is mainly the degeneration of articular cartilage.

OBJECTIVE:

To observe the therapeutic effect of hyaluronate sodium intra-articular injection on the treatment of traumatic arthritis after ankle fracture.

METHODS:

Sixty patients with traumatic arthritis after ankle fracture were selected in the Department of Rehabilitation, Affiliated Hospital of Chengde Medical College from July 2009 to June 2011; the patients were treated with hyaluronate sodium intra-articular injection. The ankle pain, range of motion and traveled distance without pain were evaluated at 1 and 6 months after treatment.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:

Compared with pre-treatment, the visual analogue scale was significantly decreased (P < 0.01); the range of motion was increased, including angles of extensor expansion, plantar flexion, adduction, abduction, enstrophe (P < 0.01), as well as angles of extroversion (P < 0.05); traveled distance without pain was increased (P < 0.01). Hyaluronate sodium intra-articular injection can improve the clinical symptoms of traumatic arthritis after ankle fracture and the ankle function.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:

Ju ZQ, Yang XH, Jiang GY, Yang XL. A 6-month follow-up of hyaluronate sodium intra-articular injection for the treatment of traumatic arthritis after ankle fracture. Zhongguo Zuzhi Gongcheng Yanjiu. 2012;16(8): 1501-1504. [http://www.crter.cnhttp://en.zglckf.com]

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