Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative joint disease characterised by progressive damage of articular cartilage and underlying bone. It is a common rheumatic disease that affects both genders, especially in older people. Several clinical trials have shown that hyaluronic acid reduces arthritic pain in osteoarthritis of the knee with significant improvements in pain and physical function. It has an excellent tolerability profile with a low incidence of local complications and absence of systemic effects.
Modern Medicine – Issue 5 2021