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Letter to the Editor
Impact of Age Factor in COVID-19 Infectivity in Population of Nowshera KP, Pakistan
Hamzullah Khan
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93813

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Physician’s Satisfaction Regarding Plan of Care among Physicians in Abha City, Saudi Arabia, 2018
Maher Abdulkarim Alsmail, Safar A. Alsaleem, Bandar Alasmari
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DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93804


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Adult Allergic Rhinitis in Aseer, Southwestern Region of Saudi Arabia: Prevalence and its Concomitant Aspects
Badr Al-Ghamdi
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DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93805

Population and Community Health

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Knowledge and attitude of dyslipidemia among school teachers in Ahad Rufaidah, Aseer Region, Saudi Arabia
Mansoor Abdullah Al-Lajhar, Mohammad S. Al-Shahrani, Naif M. Alqahtani
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DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93806

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The safest values of high density lipoproteins in the plasma
Mehmet Rami Helvaci, Abdulrazak Abyad, Lesley Pocock
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DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93807

Clinical Research and Methods

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Intra-articular injection of hyaluronic acid in patients with knee osteoarthritis in Aden, Yemen
Abdulsalam Abdullah Hadi Mohsen
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DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93808

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Minor Surgery in Primary Care; Audit Report
Muhammad Hameed, Shabana Shaheen
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Food allergies in atopic dermatitis
Idris Akinwande, Kazeem Salako
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Parkinson’s Disease: An update on Pathophysiology, Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Management.
Part 1 : Background and Epidemiology

Abdulrazak Abyad
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Congenital Acinar Dysplasia: A Familial Cause of Severe Primary Lung Hypoplasia
Ashwag Asiri, Ali Alsuheel Asseri , Ahmed Aldurah, Eman Saeed Sallem , Bayan Hanif Al-Qahtani
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May 2020 - Volume 18, Issue 5

Intra-articular injection of hyaluronic acid in patients with knee osteoarthritis in Aden, Yemen

Correspondence:
Abdulsalam Abdullah Hadi Mohsen;
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Department of Special Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Aden
Email: al.ezz2007@yahoo.com

Received: March 2020; Accepted: April 2020; Published: May 1, 2020. Citation: Abdulsalam Abdullah Hadi Mohsen. Intra-articular injection of hyaluronic acid in patients with knee osteoarthritis in Aden, Yemen. World Family Medicine. 2020; 18(5): 45-52 DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93808

Abstract


Background: Knee osteoarthritis is a chronic degenerative joint disease, characterized clinically by gradual development of fluctuating joint pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of motion.

The aim of the study was to determine the characteristics of the patients, some aspects of the clinical findings and the outcome of treatment procedure.

Materials and method: It was a retrospective descriptive study of patients who suffered from knee osteoarthritis and who were treated by the use of intra-articular injection of hyaluronic acid. The study was conducted from January 2016 to December 2016 in a private hospital in Aden. The patients’ charts were retrieved and the study data obtained.

Results: The study patients were 112 (males 54.5% and females 45.5%). The ratio male to female was 1.2:1.

The age of patients ranged between 60 to 88 years.

Most of the patients 50 (44.6%) were of age group 60 – 70 years followed by the age group 71 – 80 years with 42 (37.5%). The mean age of all patients was 72.8 ± 7.2 years. The body mass index (BMI) ranged between 27 – 41 kg/m2. The obesity of the patients (IBM between 30 – 39.9 kg/m2 ) was predominant 100(89.3%).

Most of the patients were from rural areas (75.0%). The sites of knee osteoarthritis were bilateral (50.0%), right knee (25.9%) and left knee (24.1%).
The total number of affected knee joints was 168. Moderate pain was predominant 89(53.0%) followed by severe pain 66(39.2%). Morning stiffness was found in 76.8% patients. The follow up period ranged between 6 to 12 weeks.

Sixty nine percent of treated OA knee joints were improved, 13.8% deteriorated and 17.2% were not improved.

Conclusion: As a result of the follow-up we found 69% of treated OA knee joints were improved due to the use of intra-articular hyaluronic injections.

Key words: Knee osteoarthritis, Intra-articular injection, hyaluronic acid, Aden, Yemen

 







 


 

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