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ACE Report #10534
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

HMW HA versus LMW HA versus physical therapy in treatment of patients with knee osteoarthritis


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

A comparison of two different intra-articular hyaluronan drugs and physical therapy in the management of knee osteoarthritis.

Rheumatol Int. 2006 Aug;26(10):873-8

Contributing Authors: F Atamaz Y Kirazli Y Akkoc

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Synopsis

82 patients, 40-80 years of age, with knee osteoarthritis were randomized to treatment with either hyaluronic acid injections or a physical therapy program. Patients allocated to hyaluronic acid injections were administered either high-molecular-weight HA (Hylan G-F20) or low-molecular-weight HA (Orthovisc). Results demonstrated significant within-group improvement with Hylan G-F20 for pain and fu...

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