Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Do injections of viscosupplementations (hylan or hyaluronic acid) improve symptoms of knee osteoarthritis?

Bottom-line:
Research on viscosupplementation (hylan or hyaluronic acid) for knee osteoarthritis has frequently been of poor quality and has exaggerated effectiveness. The best evidence indicates no meaningful benefit (if any at all) with potential adverse events (including cost).


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Publication Date: 2013-5-13
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-04-04 07:29:06