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ACE Report #8131
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Effect of low- and high-molecular-weight HA on outcome after arthroscopy for knee OA

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

The efficacy of low- and high-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid applications after arthroscopic debridement in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2008 Aug-Oct;42(4):228-33

Contributing Authors: T Atay A Aslan ML Baydar B Ceylan B Baykal V Kirdemir

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45 patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomized following arthroscopic debridement to receive either weekly intra-articular injections of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid (Hylan G-F 20, Synvisc), low molecular weight hyaluronic acid (Hyalgan) or to a control group that did not receive intra-articular injection. The purpose of the study was to compare the effects of hyaluronic acid follow...

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