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10. Comparison of Intraarticular Injection of Hyaluronic Acid and Steroids in Reducing Pain of Initial Stages of Knee Osteoarthritis

Muhammad Aamir1, Kashif Saddiq1. Sajjad Ahmad1, Irfan Ali Shujah1, Muhammad Khizer Hayat Makki1 and Adnan Nazir2

ABSTRACT

Objective: To compare the mean change in VAS score after intra-articular injection of Hyaluronic acid and Steroids in patients with initial stages of knee osteoarthritis.

Study Design: Randomized controlled trail study.

Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the department of Orthopedics, BVH Bahawalpur from September 2017 to February 2018.

Materials and Methods: To compare the mean change in VAS score after intra-articular injection of Hyaluronic acid and Steroids in patients with initial stages of knee osteoarthritis

Results: The mean age in group A was 59.55 ± 7.60 years and group B 59.37 ± 8.26 years. Out of these 80 patients, 52 (65.0%) were females and 28 (35.0%) males with 1.85:1 female-male ratio. Mean pre-treatment VAS score in group A was 6.30 ± 1.38 while in group B was 5.95 ± 1.50.  Mean post-treatment VAS score in group A was 4.48 ± 1.26 while in group B was 1.60 ± 0.93.  Mean reduction in VAS score in group A was 1.82 ± 0.12 while in group B was 4.35 ± 0.57. 

Conclusion: We recommend hyaluronic acid in patients with initial stages of knee OA because significant reduction in mean VAS score (at 6 months) observed with intra-articular hyaluronic acid as compared to corticosteroid use. Key Words: Knee osteoarthritis, hyaluronic acid, corticosteroid, intra-articular injection

Citation of article: Aamir M, Saddiq K, Ahmad S, Shujah IA, Makki MKH, Nazir A. Comparison of Intraarticular Injection of Hyaluronic Acid and Steroids in Reducing Pain of Initial Stages of Knee


Osteoarthritis. Med Forum 2019;30(10):45-49.