Improvement in condition-specific and generic quality of life outcomes in patients with knee osteoarthritis following single-injection Synvisc: results from the LOBRAS study.
P Kearey, AE Popple, J Warren, T Davis, N Bellamy, undefined LOBRAS Study Group
Curr Med Res Opin | Published : 2017
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of viscosupplementation with single-injection hylan G-F20 (Synvisc-One) in knee osteoarthritis (OA), during routine clinical care, in a 52 week observational study. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: The LOBRAS study involved a 1 year long, multi-center, quasi-experimental, repeated measures, observational study. Consenting patients in Australia fulfilling inclusion/exclusion criteria under the care of a medical specialist in routine clinical practice were enrolled. Prior to, and for 52 weeks following, intra-articular single-injection hylan G-F20, patients were repeatedly evaluated using the WOMAC NRS4.1 Index and the SF-36 questionnaire. The WOMAC NRS4.1 ..View full abstract