Osteoarthritis of the hip treated by intra-articular infiltration of oxygen-ozone and hyaluronic acid (Hyalubrix®). Preliminary results

R. Cardelli, Fabio de Santis, M. Dall'Olio, M. Leonardi

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Abstract

Osteoarthritis of the hip is a chronic invalidating degenerative disease with high social and healthcare costs. Our study aimed to assess the therapeutic efficacy of intra-articular injection of a combination of oxygen-ozone and hyaluronic acid to treat osteoarthritis of the hip joint. Between May 2007 and January 2008, ten patients with clinical and radiological evidence of osteoarthritis of the hip were treated by intra-articular injection of a combination of oxygen ozone gas mixture and hyaluronic acid (HYALUBRIX). One month after the end,of treatment all patients had a 30% recovery of function in the hip joint treated All patients referred major pain relief reaching almost zero on the VAS scale after intra-articular injection of oxygen-ozone and hybluronic acid. Although our series is small, the preliminary findings are encouraging. Intra-articular injection of a combination of oxygen-ozone and hyaluronic acid in the "HYALUBRIX" solution yielded prompt relief ofpain and clinical symptoms in the patients treated, thereby delaying or avoiding recourse to hip replacement surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-69
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Ozone Therapy
Volume7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

Keywords

  • Hip
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Oxygen-ozone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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