Intra-Articular Injections for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis

  title={Intra-Articular Injections for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis},
  author={Tommaso Iannitti and Daniele Lodi and Beniamino Palmieri},
  booktitle={Drugs in R&D},
Osteoarthritis (OA), also called degenerative joint disease, is the most frequently occurring chronic musculoskeletal disease, particularly affecting the aging population. The use of viscosupplementation, i.e. intra-articular (IA) hyaluronic acid (HA) drug therapy, to treat OA, is growing worldwide, due to important results obtained from several clinical trials, which reported IA HA-related improvements in functional activity and pain management. This review is an update of the IA use of this… CONTINUE READING
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