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Efficacy of a Single Intra-Articular HYMOVIS ONE Injection for Managing Symptomatic Hip Osteoarthritis: A 12-Month Follow-Up Retrospective Analysis of the ANTIAGE Register Data

Authors Migliore A, Frediani B, Gigliucci G, Foti C, Crimaldi S, De Lucia O, Iolascon G

Received 22 November 2019

Accepted for publication 19 February 2020

Published 4 March 2020 Volume 2020:12 Pages 19—26


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Clark Hung

Alberto Migliore,1,2 Bruno Frediani,3 Gianfranco Gigliucci,1 Calogero Foti,4 Sergio Crimaldi,5 Orazio De Lucia,6 Giovanni Iolascon7

1Rheumatology Unit, S. Pietro FBF Hospital, Rome, Italy; 2Department of Internal Medicine, S. Pietro FBF Hospital, Rome, Italy; 3Medical and Surgical Science and Neuroscience Department, Rheumatology Section, University of Siena, O.U. of Osteo-Articular Diagnostic Procedures, Siena, Italy; 4Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Department, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy; 5Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department, Lucca Hospital, USL Tuscany Northwest, Lucca, Italy; 6Division of Rheumatology, Gaetano Pini Institute, Milan, Italy; 7Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Department, Napoli University, Naples, Italy

Correspondence: Alberto Migliore
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Purpose: The use of ultrasound (US) guidance has allowed hip osteoarthritis to be treated with intra-articular (IA) injections. HYMOVIS ONE (HYADD4-G) is a new hyaluronic acid (HA) derivative product with unusual characteristics, and it has been used with good results in knee osteoarthritis (OA). This study assessed the efficacy and safety of a single HYMOVIS ONE injection in patients affected by symptomatic hip OA.
Patients and Methods: This post-marketing cohort study assessed data from the ANTIAGE Register. Inclusion criteria were age ≥ 40 years, symptomatic hip OA (Kellgren-Lawrence grade I–III) of ≥ 1-year duration, and ≥ 12 months follow-up. All patients received a single HYMOVIS ONE (32 mg/4 mL) injection at baseline. Values for 10-cm visual analogue scale (VAS) pain scores, the Lequesne index, and nonsteroidal anti–inflammatory drug (NSAID) consumption were evaluated at 6 and 12 months. Adverse events were also recorded.
Results: The included patients (n = 198) consisted of 42.5% women, with a mean (± SD) age at baseline of 62 (± 14.2) years and a mean (± SD) body mass index of 26.3 (± 2.5). The mean (SD) Lequesne index and VAS pain scores at baseline were 11.5 (± 4.6) and 6.4 cm (± 2.2), respectively. All groups exhibited statistically significant reductions at all time points compared to baseline. At 12 months, the VAS pain score was reduced by 17.2%, the Lequesne index by 33.7%, and NSAID consumption by 41.7%.
Conclusion: Our study supports the clinical efficacy and safety of a single HYMOVIS ONE injection for managing symptoms in patients with hip OA, confirming previous data on the use of HYMOVIS as a background therapy in the management of knee osteoarthritis.

Keywords: hip osteoarthritis, viscosupplementation, HYMOVIS ONE, HYADD4-G

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