Therapeutic effects of hyaluronic acid on osteoarthritis of the knee. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

@article{Wang2004TherapeuticEO,
  title={Therapeutic effects of hyaluronic acid on osteoarthritis of the knee. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.},
  author={Chen-Ti Wang and Jinn Lin and C. Chang and Yu-Tsan Lin and S. Hou},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2004},
  volume={86 3},
  pages={
          538-45
        }
}
BACKGROUND The magnitude of the therapeutic effects of intra-articular injection of hyaluronic acid on osteoarthritis of the knee is still in question. The aim of this meta-analysis was to elucidate the therapeutic efficacy and safety of intra-articular injection of hyaluronic acid for osteoarthritis of the knee. METHODS We conducted a meta-analysis of twenty blinded randomized controlled trials that compared the therapeutic effect of intra-articular injection of hyaluronic acid with that of… Expand
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