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ACE Report #6041
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Similar outcome with intraarticular BoNT-A injection vs HA + exercise program for ankle OA

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

Efficacy of intraarticular botulinum toxin A and intraarticular hyaluronate plus rehabilitation exercise in patients with unilateral ankle osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial

J Foot Ankle Res. 2014 Feb 6;7(1):9. doi: 10.1186/1757-1146-7-9.

Contributing Authors: SF Sun CW Hsu HS Lin YJ Chou JY Chen JL Wang

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Seventy-five patients with ankle osteoarthritis (OA) were randomized to receive either an intraarticular injection of botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) or an intraarticular injection of hyaluronate with a home-based exercise program. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of these two conservative treatment approaches with respect to clinical and functional outcomes. Results at 6 months in...

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