The following is a summary of “Is It Time to Bring Back Knee Washout?” published in the December 2022 issue of Rheumatology by Ike et al.

It is possible to get rid of the phlogistic material that is contributing to the difficulty currently being encountered by emptying the contents of the knee joint and cleaning them with water. This will allow you to get rid of the phlogistic material that is contributing to the difficulty that is currently being encountered. 

To accomplish this, this must first be done. Utilizing procedures such as arthrotomy, arthroscopy, or percutaneous therapies may be able to assist in the accomplishment of this goal. According to research dating back to the turn of the previous century and multiple clinical studies, an intervention may help treat osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthropathies, crystal arthritis, and septic arthritis. These conditions all affect the joints and can be painful. One of the most prevalent symptoms of each condition is discomfort in the joints. Researchers propose that this intervention, which can be applied at the bedside with a minimal cost, preparation, or skill, be reexamined as a potential supplementary treatment option for managing these conditions. Specifically, investigators propose that this intervention be reexamined as a potential option for managing these conditions. 

To be more specific, study group is recommending that this intervention be reconsidered as a potential therapy choice that might be applied in addition to other treatment options. To be more explicit, investigators recommend that this intervention be reexamined as a prospective therapy option that might be applied in conjunction with other types of treatment.

Source: jrheum.org/content/49/12/1307