Study: Injections ineffective for knee arthritis
Researchers reported injections of a lubricating substance called hyaluronic acid may be ineffective for people with knee arthritis. I think that the conclusions of this study are important, and patients should take the results into consideration when looking at options to treat arthritis.
This is a powerful analysis looking at 89 clinical trials, and the evidence points to the fact that injections of a lubricant into the knee joint did not show a significant change in outcomes compared to other therapies. I think many times, patients get derailed and pursue therapies that offer mixed results and force them to keep going back for more.
I know when it comes to treating arthritis, patients need options but unfortunately, these options offer limited results, and the medical community needs to be a little bit more frank about the potential for improvement.