Navigation Links
Hip Osteoarthritis Therapy No Better Than Placebo
Date:3/6/2009

FDA-approved injection for knees less effective in deep joint areas, study finds

FRIDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- A single injection of hyaluronic acid is no more effective than a placebo in treating hip osteoarthritis (OA), a new French study finds.

Hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance found in normal joint fluid, is used to restore the elasticity of synovial fluid, which lubricates and protects joints. The use of HA injections to treat knee OA is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but there's little evidence to support its use in treating hip OA.

This study included 85 patients with hip OA who were randomly selected to receive either a single injection of HA or a placebo. When the patients were assessed for pain, stiffness and disability three months later, the researchers found no difference between HA and placebo.

The study was published in the March issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism.

"The absence of any difference between treatment arms likely reflects the lack of clinical effect of one single intra-articular injection of HA for hip OA," wrote the researchers at the Henri-Mondor Hospital in Paris. The findings are similar to a recent review of other trials of HA injection in patients with hip OA.

A single injection of HA may not have much effect on knee OA, because it may be rapidly cleared from the synovial fluid compartment, the French team said.

"Future studies are warranted to confirm our results and to evaluate the effects of repeated HA injections in hip OA," they concluded.

More information

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has more about hip osteoarthritis.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Wiley-Blackwell, news release, March 3, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Using coxibs and NSAIDs to treat osteoarthritis
2. Voltaren(R) Gel Receives US Regulatory Approval as the First Approved Topical Prescription Treatment for Pain Associated with Osteoarthritis
3. New insights into inflammation in osteoarthritis
4. Study shows pine bark naturally reduces osteoarthritis knee pain
5. Orthopedic Surgeon Contributes Knowledge on Research and Treatment in Weekly Blogs on MyOsteoarthritisCentral.com
6. The risk of osteoarthritis and index to ring finger length ratio
7. Genes Linked to Height Also Tied to Osteoarthritis Risk
8. Gender Bias at Play in Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis
9. Gender bias may affect care of people with osteoarthritis, study finds
10. Study Shows Pine Bark Naturally Reduces Osteoarthritis
11. Study shows pine bark naturally reduces osteoarthritis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Hip Osteoarthritis Therapy  No Better Than Placebo
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... September 21, 2017 , ... Preora Diagnostics Inc. , ... tests, has received two prestigious recognitions that acknowledge the promise of its PWS ... Preora has been named a Top 100 Finalist for the 16th annual Chicago ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... September 21, 2017 , ... A ... addiction recovery at a time when Virginia faces an opioid epidemic. ... a staggering increase of 38 percent from 2015, underscoring the need for additional ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... TX (PRWEB) , ... September 21, 2017 , ... ... senior housing operators, announces the acquisition of Isle at Kingwood Assisted Living and ... Kingwood is an established retirement community with 55 assisted living apartments, 43 memory ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... September 21, 2017 , ... In the inaugural 30-minute ... Emeritus Professor of Education Gregory A. Smith examines student privacy issues with University ... Switch: Schoolhouse Commercialism, Privacy, and the Failure of Policymaking . , Join ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... FirstAlign ... (CoE) with the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) thinking, announced today the launch of ... easy access to essential information that offers a more comprehensive understanding of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/19/2017)... , Sept. 19, 2017 HistoSonics, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company developing ... of targeted tissues, announced three leadership team developments today:   ... ... ... Veteran medical device executive Josh Stopek ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... --  ZirMed Inc ., a recognized leader in cloud-based revenue ... been ranked #1 by its users for the seventh consecutive ... Survey. ZirMed was recognized as the top-ranked end-to-end revenue cycle ... over 200 beds and holds one of the longest #1 ... ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... Mich. , Sept. 18, 2017  PMD Healthcare ... Specialty Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, Mich. , ... hub service that expedites and streamlines patient and provider ... PD 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... device used to measure lung function for a variety ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: