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ACE Report #8142
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

No advantage of adding HA injection to physical therapy in knee osteoarthritis treatment

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

Comparison of two different viscosupplements in knee osteoarthritis - a pilot study

Clin Rheumatol. 2003 May;22(2):118-22

Contributing Authors: M Bayramoğlu M Karataş N Cetin N Akman S Sözay A Dilek

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46 patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee were randomized to receive either 3 injections of hyaluronan (Orthovisc) or hylan (Hylan G-F 20) in addition to a 3 week physical therapy program, or the physical therapy program alone. The purpose of the study was to assess the efficacy of these two different hyaluronic acid preparations in addition to physical therapy in knee OA patien...

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