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ACE Report #7657
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Hyaluronic acid vs corticoid injections for osteoarthritis of the first carpometacarpal


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

Comparative efficacy of intra-articular hyaluronic acid and corticoid injections in osteoarthritis of the first carpometacarpal joint: Results of a 6-month single-masked randomized study.

Joint Bone Spine. 2015 Mar;82(2):116-21.

Contributing Authors: J Monfort D Rotés-Sala N Segalés FJ Montañes C Orellana J Llorente-Onaindia S Mojal I Padró P Benito

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Synopsis

88 patients were randomized in this study which compared the efficacy and safety of ultrasound-guided hyaluronic acid and betamethasone (corticosteroid) injections for reduction of thumb osteoarthritis symptom severity. The algofunctional index for hand osteoarthritis (FIHOA), Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), physical and mental component of the Short Form (SF-36) questionnaire were among the outcomes...

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