Hyaluronic Acid Cuts Inflammation in Osteoarthritis

Hyaluronic Acid Cuts Inflammation in Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and one of the leading causes of disability. Over the past decades, there has been an ongoing trend to use intra-articular injections of corticosteroids, analgesics/anti-inflammatory drugs, polymerised collagen, anti-cytokine drugs or hyaluronic acid as alternative modalities to maximise the topical effect and minimise the systemic adverse effects. Each injection has been shown to lower pain in patients in some form, though hyaluronic acid treatments seem to be the safest and to last the longest.

Modern Medicine – Issue 6 2020