Treatment of septic knee by pressure irrigation through the arthroscope

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The treatment of septic knee by irrigation through the arthroscope using Hibitane (chlorhexidine acetate, 0.02%) is described. Injection of the solution under pressure is followed by suction. This enables debridement of necrotic tissue, removal of proteolytic enzymes from the joint and flushing out of bacteria. This initial treatment is followed by irrigation-suction of the joint. Two children with septic knee cured after treatment by this method are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-10+52
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes


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