Procaine and saline have similar effects on articular cartilage and synovium in rat knee

Ankay Y., Akca B. , Buyukakkus B., Bahador Z., Zeybek D. , Uzumcugil F., ...Daha Fazla

BMC ANESTHESIOLOGY, cilt.18, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


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.