Efficacy and Safety of Hylan versus Hyaluronic Acid in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

J Knee Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1641142The purpose of this study was to use meta-analytic approach to compare the efficacy and safety of intraarticular hylan and hyaluronic acid (HA) for knee osteoarthritis (OA) treatment. We searched PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane databases through July 2017 to identify Level I randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that evaluated clinical efficacy and safety of hylan compared with HA for knee OA. The primary outcomes were Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for pain and Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) pain, and WOMAC function scores. In each study and for the outcome measures (VAS for pain, WOMAC pain, function and stiffness scores, and Lequesne score), we calculated the treatment effect from the difference between the preintervention and postintervention changes in the hylan and HA groups. Twenty-one RCTs involving 3,058 patients were included. Pooled analysis suggested that compared with HA, hylan was associated with similar pain relief and function improvement in patients with knee OA (VAS for pain: mean difference [MD], –3.04; 95% confidence interval [CI], –9.13 to 3.04; p = 0.33; I 2 = 76%. WOMAC pain score: MD, 0.23; 95% CI, –0.25 to 0.70; p = 0.35; I 2 = 0%. WOMAC function score: MD, –0.47; 95% CI, –6.81 to 5.88; p = 0.88; I 2 = 84%). No significant difference was found comparing the...
Source: Journal of Knee Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

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