Trapeziometacarpal (TMC) joint osteoarthritis (OA) is a common disabling condition in which the impact of visco-supplementation has to be ascertained. We aim to evaluate the efficacy of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid (HA) ultrasound (US)-guided intra-articular injection of TMC joints in OA. 32 TMC joints of 16 patients with symptomatic thumb base OA were treated with three injections of high molecular weight HA at 1-week intervals. Before injection, at week 0, 1, 2, and 24 all patients underwent clinical and US examination. A significant clinical improvement was obtained by the decrease in visual analog scale for pain after 2 weeks of treatment (p = 0.0003) and this result is maintained at week 24 (p = 0.009). The Dreiser's index also decreased after week 2 and remain stable after 6 months. Power Doppler signal significantly decreased after 2 weeks of treatment (p = 0.02), even if this result was not maintained at week 24. No significant decrease in the synovial hypertrophy score was observed during the study. Our preliminary study suggests that US-guided TMC injections by high molecular weight HA may be effective in decreasing local inflammation and pain.

Power Doppler sonography and clinical monitoring for hyaluronic Acid treatment of rhizarthrosis : a pilot study / F. Ingegnoli, A. Soldi, P.L. Meroni. - In: JOURNAL OF HAND AND MICROSURGERY. - ISSN 0974-3227. - 3:2(2011 Dec), pp. 51-54. [10.1007/s12593-011-0037-8]

Power Doppler sonography and clinical monitoring for hyaluronic Acid treatment of rhizarthrosis : a pilot study

F. Ingegnoli
Primo
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A. Soldi
Secondo
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P.L. Meroni
Ultimo
2011-12

Abstract

Trapeziometacarpal (TMC) joint osteoarthritis (OA) is a common disabling condition in which the impact of visco-supplementation has to be ascertained. We aim to evaluate the efficacy of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid (HA) ultrasound (US)-guided intra-articular injection of TMC joints in OA. 32 TMC joints of 16 patients with symptomatic thumb base OA were treated with three injections of high molecular weight HA at 1-week intervals. Before injection, at week 0, 1, 2, and 24 all patients underwent clinical and US examination. A significant clinical improvement was obtained by the decrease in visual analog scale for pain after 2 weeks of treatment (p = 0.0003) and this result is maintained at week 24 (p = 0.009). The Dreiser's index also decreased after week 2 and remain stable after 6 months. Power Doppler signal significantly decreased after 2 weeks of treatment (p = 0.02), even if this result was not maintained at week 24. No significant decrease in the synovial hypertrophy score was observed during the study. Our preliminary study suggests that US-guided TMC injections by high molecular weight HA may be effective in decreasing local inflammation and pain.
Rhizarthrosis ; Hyaluronic acid ; Ultrasonography
Settore MED/16 - Reumatologia
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