Intra-articular viscosupplementation does not reduce pain or improve function in hip OA
Intra-Articular Viscosupplementation for Patients with Hip Osteoarthritis: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic ReviewMed Sci Monit. 2019;25:6436-6445. DOI: 10.12659/MSM.916955
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The authors performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of five randomized controlled trials, all of which compared intra-articular viscosupplementation to placebo for patients with hip osteoarthritis. They had a total sample size of 591 patients followed at 3 different time points: 7-14 days, 28-30 days, and final follow-up. Outcomes included pain (Numeric Rating Scale, Visual Analogue Scale,...
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