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ACE Report #9373
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Comparison of methylprednisolone, betamethasone, triamcinolone, and placebo for knee OA


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

Efficacy comparisons of the intraarticular steroidal agents in the patients with knee osteoarthritis

Rheumatol Int. 2012 Nov;32(11):3391-6

Contributing Authors: U Yavuz S Sökücü A Albayrak K Oztürk

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Synopsis

120 patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomized to a single intra-articular injection of either 40mg triamcinolone acetate, 3mg betamethasone disodium phosphate, 40mg methylprednisolone acetate or placebo. Patients were followed at 1, 3, 6, and 12 weeks after injection for pain reduction on a visual analog scale and functional improvement on the Lequesne Functional Index. Results demonstrate...

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