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No difference observed over 1 year between high and low molecular weight HA for knee OA treatment

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May 2019

No difference observed over 1 year between high and low molecular weight HA for knee OA treatment

Vol: 8| Issue: 5| Number:19| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Comparison of two different molecular weight intra-articular injections of hyaluronic acid for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis

Hippokratia. 2016 Jan-Mar;20(1):26-31

Contributing Authors:
E Fotiadis I Gigis A Nenopoulos K Tsitas I Hatzokos

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80 patients with Kellgren-Lawrence grade II-IV knee osteoarthritis were randomized to a course of five weekly intraarticular injections of either low molecular weight hyaluronic acid or high molecular weight hyaluronic acid. Patients were assessed for response the therapy in a visual analog scale for pain, the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC), and medial and l...

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