Hyaluronic Acid for Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Repeated Injections and Progression to Knee Replacement

Judith Walsh, MD, MPH

Disclosures

CTAF 

In This Article

Recommendation

It is recommended that treatment of knee OA with repeated injections of intra-articular HA meets CTAF criteria 1–5 for safety, efficacy and improvement in health outcomes for osteoarthritis treatment when compared with usual care.

It is recommended that treatment of knee OA with repeated injections of intra-articular HA does not meet CTAF criteria 4 or 5 for safety, efficacy and improvement in health outcomes for progression to knee replacement or progression of disease.

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