Effect of intra-articular hyaluronic injection on postural stability and risk of fall in patients with bilateral knee osteoarthritis

Khalaj, Nafiseh, Abu Osman, Noor Azuan, Mokhtar, Abdul Halim, George, John and Wan Abas, Wan Abu Bakar (2014) Effect of intra-articular hyaluronic injection on postural stability and risk of fall in patients with bilateral knee osteoarthritis. Scientific World Journal, 2014 . doi:10.1155/2014/815184


Author Khalaj, Nafiseh
Abu Osman, Noor Azuan
Mokhtar, Abdul Halim
George, John
Wan Abas, Wan Abu Bakar
Title Effect of intra-articular hyaluronic injection on postural stability and risk of fall in patients with bilateral knee osteoarthritis
Journal name Scientific World Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1537-744X
2356-6140
Publication date 2014-06-19
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1155/2014/815184
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 2014
Total pages 7
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Abstract Knee osteoarthritis is a common cause of disability which influences the quality of life. It is associated with impaired knee joint proprioception, which affects postural stability. Postural stability is critical for mobility and physical activities. Different types of treatment including nonsurgical and surgical are used for knee osteoarthritis. Hyaluronic acid injection is a nonsurgical popular treatment used worldwide. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the effect of hyaluronic acid injections on postural stability in individuals with bilateral knee osteoarthritis. Fifty patients aged between 50 and 70 years with mild and moderate bilateral knee osteoarthritis participated in our study. They were categorized into treatment (n = 25) and control (n = 25) groups. The treatment group received five weekly hyaluronic acid injections for both knees, whereas the control group did not receive any treatment. Postural stability and fall risk were assessed using the Biodex Stability System and clinical "Timed Up and Go" test. All the participants completed the study. The treatment group showed significant decrease in postural stability and fall risk scores after five hyaluronic acid injections. In contrast, the control group showed significant increase. This study illustrated that five intra-articular hyaluronic acid injections could significantly improve postural stability and fall risk in bilateral knee osteoarthritis patients. This trial is registered with: NCT02063373.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
 
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