Management of Osteoarthritis - A holistic view

Book Series: Frontiers in Arthritis

Volume 1

by

Ashish Anand

DOI: 10.2174/97816810835131170101
eISBN: 978-1-68108-351-3, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-68108-352-0
ISSN: 2468-6662 (Print)
ISSN: 2468-6670 (Online)



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Frontiers in Arthritis is an ebook series devoted to publishing the latest and the most important advances in arthrit...[view complete introduction]

The Role of Viscosupplementation and Platelet Rich Plasma in the Management of Osteoarthritis of Knee and Hip

- Pp. 39-58 (20)

Víctor Vaquerizo and Fiona Blanco-Kelly

Abstract

Osteoarthritis (OA) affects millions of people worldwide. However, there is no consensus on the treatment of OA. Treatments aim to reduce pain and help joint function. But they only improve symptoms in the medium term. Nowadays, we have diverse intra-articular treatments, which aim to get better results. Viscosupplementation and Platelet rich plasma are based on the physiologic relevance of hyaluronic acid in synovial joints, and the effect of platelets in the intra-articular homeostasis respectively. HA is used with good results in young patients with Knee OA grade I-II.

Additionally, there is enough evidence to consider the PRP as a valid and effective treatment to reduce pain and to improve the quality of life of patients with knee OA.



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