Physicians weigh efficacy, patient expectations when offering intra-articular drugs for OA

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Sumary of Physicians weigh efficacy, patient expectations when offering intra-articular drugs for OA:

  • “Additional therapies, including hyaluronic acid products (HA), platelet-rich plasma and emerging, potentially disease-modifying OA treatments, are also delivered via IA injection.”.
  • “Our group recently conducted a qualitative study to investigate patients’ beliefs and attitudes surrounding IA injection therapies and found that patients place substantial weight on providers’ guidance and recommendations for injectable therapies..
  • Understanding providers’ perceptions of IA injection therapies is therefore essential to understanding treatment decisions.”.
  • Question topics included providers’ strategies for treating knee OA and their use of intra-articular injections, the administrative and financial impacts of injection use on their practice and the perceived benefits and risks of injection treatment in general and for specific injectables….

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