Category: Arthritis

Hyaluronic Acid Provides Knee OA Pain Relief with Lower Costs and Fewer Adverse Outcomes, Per Study

Knee osteoarthritis patients treated with intra-articular hyaluronic acid (IHA) to relieve their pain incurred lower total medical care costs than those treated with intra-articular corticosteroids (ICS) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA), according to a retrospective study, published in Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism.

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Avoid Hip Arthroscopy in Patients with Hip Arthritis, HSS Researchers Suggest

The percentage of patients with hip arthritis who had a hip replacement within two years of hip arthroscopy was unacceptably high at 68%, according to a new study of more than 2,600 patients by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Prior hip arthroscopy was also associated with significantly worse outcomes after hip replacement.

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