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ACE Report #9007
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Hyaluronic acid and exercise therapy, in combination or as monotherapy, for knee OA


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Efficacy of intra-articular hyaluronic acid injections and exercise-based rehabilitation programme, administered as isolated or integrated therapeutic regimens for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016 May;24(5):1686-94

Contributing Authors: MF Saccomanno F Donati S Careri M Bartoli G Severini G Milano

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Synopsis

165 patients with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis were randomized to one of three groups: either combined therapy of intra-articular hyaluronic acid injections and exercise-based rehabilitation; monotherapy with intra-articular hyaluronic acid injections; or monotherapy with exercise-based rehabilitation. The purpose of this study was to determine if there were any significant differences in ...

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