May 14, 2023
Care for an oil change? The role of viscosupplementation for osteoarthritis with Dr Bruno da Costa
Viscosupplementation is a procedure that involves injections of hyaluronic acid, most commonly into the knee joint. In the United States, one in every seven people receive a hyaluronic acid injection as first line treatment for their knee osteoarthritis. However, the effectiveness and safety of viscosupplementation has remained controversial. On this week’s episode of Joint Action, we are joined by Bruno da Costa to discuss viscosupplementation, their effectiveness and safety.
Dr. Bruno R. da Costa is Deputy Director of Trial Methodology Program at Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, and Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto. He has a Ph.D. in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Bern in Switzerland, a M.Sc. in Medical Statistics from the University of Leicester in the UK, and a M.Sc. in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in Canada. Dr. da Costa is considered to be an influential scientist in the field of musculoskeletal and cardiovascular disease and methodological research on comparative effectiveness. He has co-authored over 100 scholarly peer-reviewed publications, which have been published in prominent peer-reviewed scientific journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), and The BMJ.
* Viscosupplementation for knee osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis
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