Journal article

Anabolic steroids after total knee arthroplasty. A double blinded prospective pilot study

Erik Hohmann, Kevin Tetsworth, Stefanie Hohmann, Adam L Bryant

Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research | BMC | Published : 2010

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Total knee arthroplasty is reported to improve the patient's quality of life and mobility. However loss of mobility and pain prior to surgery often results in disuse atrophy of muscle. As a consequence the baseline functional state prior to surgery may result in poorer outcome "post surgery" and extended rehabilitation may be required. The use of anabolic steroids for performance enhancement and to influence muscle mass is well established. The positive effects of such treatment on bone and muscle could therefore be beneficial in the rehabilitation of elderly patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of small doses of Nandrolone decanoate on recovery and ..

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