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Diagnostic value of intra-articular anaesthetic in primary osteoarthritis of the hip.

Abstract:

We investigated 42 patients who were being considered for primary total hip arthroplasty (THA), but in whom it was uncertain whether the hip was the source of their pain. They were given an injection of local anaesthetic into the joint space. Of 33 patients who gained pain relief from their injection, 32 subsequently had successful THA. The remaining patient has not had surgery. The intra-articular injection of local anaesthetic is thus at least 96% sensitive. Of the nine patients who had no ...

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10.1302/0301-620x.80b2.8299

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Journal:
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume
Volume:
80
Issue:
2
Pages:
279-281
Publication date:
1998-03-05
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ISSN:
0301-620X
URN:
uuid:76e97a07-a567-4849-abe6-0ec8b7d9a2c5
Source identifiers:
62743
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pubs:62743

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