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ACE Report #8141
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

HA injections improve knee OA symptoms and may exert a 1-year carry-over effect

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A 40-month multicentre, randomised placebo-controlled study to assess the efficacy and carry-over effect of repeated intra-articular injections of hyaluronic acid in knee osteoarthritis: the AMELIA project

Ann Rheum Dis. 2011 Nov;70(11):1957-62.

Contributing Authors: F Navarro-Sarabia P Coronel E Collantes FJ Navarro AR de la Serna A Naranjo M Gimeno G Herrero-Beaumont AMELIA study group

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306 patients were randomized to receive either intra-articular hyaluronic acid (HA) injections or placebo injections for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of each treatment by investigating whether there is a difference in the number of patients displaying a clinical response to treatment in each group. It was found that a signif...

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