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Hyaluronic acid joint

Christian H Roux, Violaine Foltz, Emmanuel Maheu, Gabriel Baron, Frederique Gandjbakhch, Cédric Lukas, Daniel Wendling, Damien Loeuille, Pierre Lafforgue, Liana Euler-Ziegler, Pascal Richette, Xavier Chevalier
OBJECTIVES: To explore the relationship between clinical findings, biologic biomarkers, conventional radiography and MRI in patients with painful hand OA. METHODS: The following patient baseline data from the DORA study (evaluating anti-TNF-α agents against painful hand OA) were used: clinical assessment (pain, swelling, stiffness and function: Dreiser functional hand index [FIHOA] and Cochin hand functional scale [CHFS]); measurement of biomarkers (cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP), type IIA collagen N-propeptid (PIINP), hyaluronic acid (HA), ultrasensitive C-reactive protein (usCRP), tumour necrosis factor (TNF), interleukin (IL)-6, IL-1β and urinary CTXII); radiological staging (Verbruggen, Kallman, Kellgren-Lawrence); anatomical evaluation by contrast-enhanced MRI of proximal and distal interphalangeal joints of dominant hand...
September 18, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Terry K Morgan, Emilie Jensen, Jeong Lim, Russell Riggs
BACKGROUND: Intra-articular hyaluronic acid (HA) injection is an intermediate option between analgesics and knee joint replacement in patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Our objective was to test whether image-guided HA injections may improve knee OA outcomes after 6 months of treatment independent of potential covariates. METHODS: This is a retrospective case series with multivariate outcome-based analysis of 207 consecutive adult patients with mild to severe knee OA treated at a single out-patient clinic employing fluoroscopy-guided HA injections...
December 2015: Sports Medicine—Open
Young Kyun Lee, Guen Young Lee, Joon Woo Lee, Eugene Lee, Heung Sik Kang
We evaluated and compared the effectiveness of intra-articular injection of hip joint using hyaluronic acid and steroid in patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). Thirty patients with FAI clinically and radiologically were enrolled and underwent hip injection using steroid (TA) or hyaluronic acid (HA) at 0-weeks with cross-over injection at 2-weeks in patients without clinical response of decrease of pain intensity less than 2-point. Patients were followed up to 12-weeks for pain intensity (Numeric rating scale, NRS: 0-10), hip disability score (HOOS), oral medication and adverse events...
November 2016: Journal of Korean Medical Science
M Ricci, G M Micheloni, M Berti, F Perusi, E Sambugaro, E Vecchini, B Magnan
PURPOSE: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive, chronic and degenerative joint disease characterized by a loss of articular cartilage. Treatment of OA is largely palliative based on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, opioids and injections of steroids. Regarding conservative treatment, intra-articular injections of hyaluronic acid (HA) can play a role in early symptomatic knee OA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between August 2015 and September 2015, sixty patients (32 males and 28 females) between 40 and 70 years old were randomly allocated into two groups: Half were treated with three weekly intra-articular injections of hyaluronic acid 1...
September 28, 2016: Musculoskeletal Surgery
Szu-Hsuan Chen, Ta-Shen Kuan, Mu-Jung Kao, Wei-Ting Wu, Li-Wei Chou
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disorder resulting from loss of joint cartilage and underlying bone and causes pain and loss of function. The treatment of knee OA is still a challenge because of the poor self-regeneration capacity of cartilage. The nonsurgical interventions include control of the aggravating factor (such as weight control and the use of walking aids), symptomatic treatment (such as acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), prolotherapy, and viscosupplementation. However, the combination of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and hyaluronic acid (HA) has not been widely used because of lack of clinical evidence and several limitations in patients with severe knee OA...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
Luca Guarda-Nardini, Cristina Cadorin, Antonio Frizziero, Stefano Masiero, Daniele Manfredini
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate cervical spine pain and function after five sessions of viscosupplementation with hyaluronic acid (HA) in patients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) osteoarthritis. METHODS: Forty-nine patients, (79% females, aged between 43-81 years), affected by TMJ osteoarthritis and concurrent cervical spine pain and limited function were recruited. All patients underwent a cycle of five weekly arthrocenteses and viscosupplementation with 1 ml of medium molecular weight HA according to the single-needle arthrocentesis technique...
September 16, 2016: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Gary F Bouloux, Jolie Chou, Deepak Krishnan, Tara Aghaloo, Nora Kahenasa, Julie Ann Smith, Helen Giannakopoulos
PURPOSE: Arthrocentesis has been used for the management of patients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, with good success. The additional use of hyaluronic acid (HA) or corticosteroid (CS) remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to compare HA, CS, and lactated Ringer solution (LR; placebo) after arthrocentesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective multicenter double-blinded randomized clinical trial. Consecutive patients presenting to the oral and maxillofacial departments at Emory University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of California-Los Angeles, the University of Cincinnati, and the Oregon Health Sciences University were enrolled in the study...
August 20, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Gary F Bouloux, Jolie Chou, Deepak Krishnan, Tara Aghaloo, Nora Kahenasa, Julie Ann Smith, Helen Giannakopoulos
PURPOSE: Although arthrocentesis has been used for the management of patients with temporomandibular joint pain, the benefit of hyaluronic acid (HA) or corticosteroid (CS) remains uncertain. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of HA, CS, and lactated Ringer solution (LR; placebo) after arthrocentesis for changes in quality of life (QoL), jaw function (Jaw Function Limitation Scale [JFLS] score), and maximum incisal opening (MIO). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective multicenter double-blinded randomized clinical trial...
August 20, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Christoph Bauer, Eugenia Niculescu-Morzsa, Vivek Jeyakumar, Daniela Kern, Stephan S Späth, Stefan Nehrer
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is described by an imbalance between anabolic and catabolic processes in the affected joint. This dysregulation of metabolism affects not only chondrocytes within cartilage tissue but also the cells of the synovial membrane across the border of the joint. An important factor in OA is the low viscosity of the synovial fluid. High-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid (HA) can be used to increase the viscosity and also reduce inflammatory processes. The purpose was to establish an in vitro inflammation model and to evaluate the effects of high-molecular-weight HA in a co-cultivation inflammation model of osteoarthritic chondrocytes and M1 macrophages...
2016: Journal of Inflammation
Hakan Sofu, Nizamettin Kockara, Ali Oner, Yalkin Camurcu, Ahmet Issın, Vedat Sahin
PURPOSE: To determine the clinical and radiographic efficacy of hyaluronic acid-based cell-free scaffold applied in combination with microfracture versus microfracture alone in patients with focal osteochondral lesion of the knee joint. METHODS: Clinical data of 43 patients between 24 and 55 years of age were evaluated. Hyaluronic acid-based cell-free scaffold was applied in combination with microfracture for 19 knees (group 1), whereas microfracture alone was the surgical intervention for 24 knees (group 2)...
September 7, 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Young Han Lee, Jaemoon Yang, Ha-Kyu Jeong, Jin-Suck Suh
PURPOSE: Biochemical imaging of glycosaminoglycan chemical exchange saturation transfer (gagCEST) could predict the depletion of glycosaminoglycans (GAG) in early osteoarthritis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the magnetization transfer ratio asymmetry (MTRasym) of gagCEST images and visual analog scale (VAS) pain scores in the knee joint. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board...
August 28, 2016: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pietro Gentile, Barbara De Angelis, Annarita Agovino, Fabrizio Orlandi, Alessandra Migner, Camilla Di Pasquali, Valerio Cervelli
BACKGROUND: The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and hyaluronic acid (HA) constitute a system of tissue growth that can regenerate damaged tissue. This study was performed to evaluate the effect of PRP and HA in treatment of complications of Achilles tendon reconstruction. METHODS: We selected ten patients affected by Achilles tendon injuries resulting from post-surgical complications subsequent to tenorrhaphy and have treated them with autologous PRP in combination with HA to evaluate the improvement of lesions with wound closure...
May 2016: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
José M Lamo-Espinosa, Gonzalo Mora, Juan F Blanco, Froilán Granero-Moltó, Jorge M Nuñez-Córdoba, Carmen Sánchez-Echenique, José M Bondía, Jesús Dámaso Aquerreta, Enrique J Andreu, Enrique Ornilla, Eva M Villarón, Andrés Valentí-Azcárate, Fermín Sánchez-Guijo, María Consuelo Del Cañizo, Juan Ramón Valentí-Nin, Felipe Prósper
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stromal cells are a promising option to treat knee osteoarthritis. Their safety and usefulness must be confirmed and the optimal dose established. We tested increasing doses of bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (BM-MSCs) in combination with hyaluronic acid in a randomized clinical trial. MATERIALS: A phase I/II multicenter randomized clinical trial with active control was conducted. Thirty patients diagnosed with knee OA were randomly assigned to intraarticularly administered hyaluronic acid alone (control), or together with 10 × 10(6) or 100 × 10(6) cultured autologous BM-MSCs, and followed up for 12 months...
2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
P Marty, A Louvrier, E Weber, P-A Dubreuil, B Chatelain, C Meyer
INTRODUCTION: Arthocentesis of the temporomandibular joint combined with intra-articular washout and, more recently, intra-articular injection of pharmacological agents has been developed from the 1990s and is nowadays extensively in use for the treatment of temporomandibular dysfunctions (TMDs). The goal of our work was to answer 3 questions: 1. Is intra-articular washout effective for the treatment of TMDs ? 2. What kind of pharmacological agents may nowadays be injected in addition to washout and are these injections useful ? 3...
September 2016: Revue de Stomatologie, de Chirurgie Maxillo-faciale et de Chirurgie Orale
Giuseppe Filardo, Berardo Di Matteo, Francesco Tentoni, Alessia Cavicchioli, Alessandro Di Martino, Mirco Lo Presti, Francesco Iacono, Elizaveta Kon, Maurilio Marcacci
BACKGROUND: The management of the postoperative period after knee arthroscopic surgery may be challenging because surgical trauma deeply alters the joint microenvironment, causing the release of several catabolic molecules and proinflammatory factors that might slow down functional recovery. The possibility of using hyaluronic acid (HA) to promote postoperative pain relief and expedite functional improvement seems attractive, considering its biological properties. PURPOSE: The aim of the present double-blind randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the effects, in terms of pain control and functional recovery, provided by a single HA injection performed at the end of arthroscopic meniscectomy...
August 15, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Krzysztof Miśkowiec, Artur Gądek, Alicja Jurecka, Justyna Sówka, Jakub Ślusarski, Henryk Liszka, Jerzy Wordliczek
Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the leading causes of disability in the elderly. The changes in the lubricating properties of synovial fluid lead to significant pain and loss of function. Viscosupplementation, in which hyaluronic acid (HA) is injected into the knee joint, has evolved into an important part of our current therapeutic regimen in addressing the patient with knee pain due to OA. Intra-articular HA has proven to be an effective, safe, and tolerable treatment for symptomatic knee OA. In an effort to limit cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and renal safety concerns with COX-2 selective and nonselective NSAIDs and maximize HA efficacy, it is even proposed using HA earlier in the treatment paradigm for knee OA and also as part of a comprehensive treatment strategy...
2016: Przegla̧d Lekarski
Celil Alemdar, İstemi Yücel, Barış Erbil, Havva Erdem, Ramazan Atiç, Emin Özkul
BACKGROUND: The common purpose of almost all methods used to treat the osteochondral injuries is to produce a normal cartilage matrix. However current methods are not sufficient to provide a normal cartilage matrix. For that reason, researchers have studied to increase the effectiveness of this methods using chondrogenic and chondroprotective molecules in recent experimental studies. Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and hyaluronic acid (HA) are two important agents used in this field...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
Janneke Boere, Chris H A van de Lest, Sten F W M Libregts, Ger J A Arkesteijn, Willie J C Geerts, Esther N M Nolte-'t Hoen, Jos Malda, P René van Weeren, Marca H M Wauben
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) in synovial fluid (SF) are gaining increased recognition as important factors in joint homeostasis, joint regeneration, and as biomarkers of joint disease. A limited number of studies have investigated EVs in SF samples of patients with joint disease, but knowledge on the role of EVs in healthy joints is lacking. In addition, no standardized protocol is available for isolation of EVs from SF. Based on the high viscosity of SF caused by high concentrations of hyaluronic acid (HA) - a prominent extracellular matrix component - it was hypothesized that EV recovery could be optimized by pretreatment with hyaluronidase (HYase)...
2016: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
Alessandro Di Martino, Francesco Tentoni, Berardo Di Matteo, Alessia Cavicchioli, Mirco Lo Presti, Giuseppe Filardo, Stefano Zaffagnini, Maurilio Marcacci, Elizaveta Kon
BACKGROUND: Hyaluronic acid (HA) has been widely used to treat osteoarthritis given its biological and mechanical properties. Because HA is an "intra-articular" treatment approach that affects the joints, it could be used in the management of acute conditions, such as during the early postsurgical phase, to reduce inflammatory stress and improve articular function. PURPOSE: The aim of the present double-blind, randomized controlled trial was to evaluate pain control and functional recovery provided by a single injection of HA performed the day after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction...
October 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Pinglin Yang, Xiong Guo, Xijing He, Quanjin Zang, Guoyu Wang, Peng Xu, Weizhuo Wang
The aim of the present study was to determine whether hyaluronic acid (HA) or physical therapy agents (PTA) can improve functional parameters in patients with knee Kashin-Beck disease (KBD). For 2 years, patients (n=55) were treated with HA weekly for 5 weeks, then received 6th and 7th injections on the 3rd and 6th month, respectively, for 7 injections in total. Patients (n=53) were treated with PTA five times a week for 3 weeks every month for 6 months. The patients were evaluated with the Western Ontario and McMaster University Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) and the visual analog pain scale (VAS)...
August 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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