Hyaluronic acid vs corticoid injections for osteoarthritis of the first carpometacarpal
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.
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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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