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Granulomatous Inflammation After Hylan G-F 20 Viscosupplementation of the Knee
Ibrahim M. Zardawi, MB ChB, MSc, FRCPA, FRCPath, FIAC, EBPC1
1 Mayne Health, Laverty PathologyNewcastle LaboratoryP.O. Box 801Newcastle, NSW, Australia 2300ibrahim.zardawi@maynegroup.com
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The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2003 Dec 01;85(12):2484-2485
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To The Editor:I read with interest "Granulomatous Inflammation After Hylan G-F 20 Viscosupplementation of the Knee. A Report of Six Cases" (2002;84:1142-7), by Chen et al. The authors stated: "We are not aware of any studies in which synovium was subjected to histopathological analysis after hylan viscosupplementation in humans." They also said: "To our knowledge, no report has specifically associated the use of hyaluronate-derived viscosupplementation products with histopathological evidence of adverse effects."
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