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ACE Report #4607
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Addition of triamcinolone to viscosupplementation improves short-term pain and function

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

Adding triamcinolone improves viscosupplementation: a randomized clinical trial

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Feb;471(2):613-20. doi: 10.1007/s11999-012-2659-y. Epub 2012 Oct 26

Contributing Authors: GC de Campos MU Rezende AF Pailo R Frucchi OP Camargo

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104 patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomized to examine whether the addition of triamcinolone to viscosupplementation would improve pain and function in the short- (1 week) and long-term (24 weeks) in comparison to viscosupplementation alone. Patients received either a single injection (6 mL) of hylan GF-20 or a single injection of hylan GF-20 (6 mL) with 1 mL of triamcinolone hexacetonid...

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