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ACE Report #10732
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Comparison of combined hyaluronic acid (HA) and corticosteroid vs. HA alone injection for knee OA


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Intra-articular, single-shot co-injection of hyaluronic acid and corticosteroids in knee osteoarthritis: A randomized controlled trial

Exp Ther Med. 2018 Sep;16(3):1928-1934. doi: 10.3892/etm.2018.6371

Contributing Authors: C Wang SZ Wang DY Wu Q Chang YD Guo WM Fan

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Synopsis

120 patients with Kellgren-Lawrence grade II-IV knee osteoarthritis were randomized to intra-articular injection with either a combination of hyaluronic acid and corticosteroid, or hyaluronic acid alone. Patients were followed-up for 6 months post treatment for outcomes related to pain on a visual analog scale and the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC). Between ...

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