Viscosupplementation for grade II osteoarthritis of the ankle: a prospective study at 18 months' follow-up.

@article{Luciani2008ViscosupplementationFG,
  title={Viscosupplementation for grade II osteoarthritis of the ankle: a prospective study at 18 months' follow-up.},
  author={Deianira Luciani and Matteo Cadossi and Federico Tesei and Eugenio Chiarello and Sandro Giannini},
  journal={La Chirurgia degli organi di movimento},
  year={2008},
  volume={92 3},
  pages={155-60}
}
BACKGROUND Viscosupplementation, with hyaluronan derivates injected into the intra-space of osteoarthritic joints, is now widely used for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. This study evaluates the results in terms of pain and disability of intra-articular injections of hyaluronan derivates into the ankle joint in patients suffering from grade II primary or secondary osteoarthritis of the ankle. METHODS Twenty-one patients with a painful ankle and radiographic evidence of grade II… CONTINUE READING