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The role of viscosupplementation.
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PMID:  23314264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The treatment of early osteoarthritis in middle-aged athletes with intra-articular (IA) viscosupplementation using hyaluronic acid (HA) has been used since the late 1980s. Administration of IA HA has demonstrated anti-inflammatory, anabolic, and analgesic effects. Treatment of acute injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and full thickness chondral lesions have benefited with the addition of IA HA. Use of IA HA has also been shown to delay total knee arthroplasty. Although IA HA has shown significant benefits in the middle-aged athletes, it is not a ubiquitous treatment option. Success with corticosteroid injections can be used as a clinical marker for subsequent success with HA injections.
Jeremie M Axe; Lynn Snyder-Mackler; Michael J Axe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sports medicine and arthroscopy review     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1538-1951     ISO Abbreviation:  Sports Med Arthrosc     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9315689     Medline TA:  Sports Med Arthrosc     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  18-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
*Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA †Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.
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