BMC ANESTHESIOLOGY, vol.18, 2018 (SCI-Expanded)
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Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Procaine, Rats, Knee joint, Intra-articular injections, Local anaesthetics, LOCAL-ANESTHETICS, INTRAARTICULAR INJECTION, IN-VITRO, BUPIVACAINE, LEVOBUPIVACAINE, PAIN, MITOCHONDRIA, APOPTOSIS, LIDOCAINE, THERAPY
Hacettepe University Affiliated:
Background: Intra-articular local anaesthetics are widely used for providing postoperative analgesia and decreasing the need for opioids. Procaine has proven positive effects in carpal tunnel syndrome and chondromalacia patella. However, the effect of procaine on articular cartilage has not yet been studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of intra-articular procaine injection on the articular cartilage and the synovium.