Intraarticular hyaluronic acid versus glucocorticoid injections for nonradicular pain in the lumbar spine.

@article{Fuchs2005IntraarticularHA,
  title={Intraarticular hyaluronic acid versus glucocorticoid injections for nonradicular pain in the lumbar spine.},
  author={Susanne Fuchs and Timo Erbe and H G Fischer and Carsten Oliver Tibesku},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  year={2005},
  volume={16 11},
  pages={1493-8}
}
PURPOSE To investigate the efficacy and safety of intraarticular sodium hyaluronate (SH) compared with intraarticular glucocorticoids (triamcinolone acetonide; TA) in the treatment of chronic nonradicular lumbar pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty patients were included in this randomized, controlled, blind-observer clinical study and randomly assigned to two groups to receive 10 mg SH or 10 mg TA per facet joint. The facet joints on both sides at levels S1-L5, L5-L4, and L4-L3 were treated… CONTINUE READING