The effect of Hypertonic Dextrose injection on the control of pain associated with knee osteoarthritis

Abstract

Introduction: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of dextrose injection on controlling pain associated with knee osteoarthritis.

Methods: To achieve the research objectives, available sampling was done using 80 patients with knee osteoarthritis referring to Taleghani Hos pital in 2017 and samples were divided into two groups: 15% dextrose injection and 25% hypertonic dextrose injection. This injection was performed at the beginning of the study, the first week, the fifth week and the ninth week. During these weeks, participants were asked to complete the WOMAC questionnaire implementing the VAS scale. After data collection, independent t-test and two-way variance analysis with repeated measures were
used.

Conclusion: In general, it can be suggested that the use of dextrose prolotherapy is a simple, safe, inexpensive, accessible and less complicated method than other treatments in these patients.

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