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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #8335
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Analysis of efficacy of different hyaluronic acid products in treatment of knee OA


Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Hyaluronic acid in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis with emphasis on the efficacy of different products

BioDrugs. 2012 Aug 1;26(4):257-68

Contributing Authors: S Colen MP van den Bekerom M Mulier D Haverkamp

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Synopsis

74 trials evaluating the efficacy of hyaluronic acid products in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis were included in the current meta-analysis. The purpose of this study was to examine results associated with pain relief at 3 months for hyaluronic acid products and placebo. Meta-analysis demonstrated a significantly lower pain by 10.20mm on a visual analog scale for hyaluronic acid groups, overa...

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