Dr. Mary Walton
This article aims to review knee osteoarthritis treatment with viscosupplementation intra-articular injections containing hyaluronic acid. Research reports safe and effective administration of intra-articular viscosupplementation injections containing hyaluronic to the knees to treat moderate knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a joint disorder most commonly affecting the knee in adults 60 years or older. Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease that erodes the articular cartilage and underlying bone of the joints. The most common complaint is pain, followed by morning stiffness. Clinical studies demonstrate the efficacy of viscosupplementation hyaluronic acid injections to the knee for the treatment of osteoarthritis with greater efficacy in younger patients. Also, this treatment should be considered for patients with milder radiographic disease and those with comorbid obesity to prolong or avoid total knee arthroplasty. The effectiveness of hyaluronic acid viscosupplementation, single-injections and multi-week injections is similar. Administering single injections may reduce overall cost in knee osteoarthritis management. Research reports safe and effective administration of intra-articular viscosupplementation injections containing hyaluronic to the knees to treat moderate knee osteoarthritis. Additional research is necessary to understand the risks, benefits, and effective outcomes of this treatment
Meyers SG. Viscosupplementation Intra-Articular Injections Containing Hyaluronic Acid in Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment. Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science. 2023; 5(1).
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