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Table 2 Lequesne index values for patients undergoing Hyalubrix® or mepivacaine ultrasound-guided intra-articular injection of the hip

From: Comparative, double-blind, controlled study of intra-articular hyaluronic acid (Hyalubrix®) injections versus local anesthetic in osteoarthritis of the hip

Patient subgroup Lequesne index
  Baseline 3 months 6 months
Hyalubrix® group 7.09 ± 3.78 5.15 ± 5.15a 3.94 ± 2.58a
Mepivacaine group 7.75 ± 4.15 6.53 ± 4.33 6.41 ± 4.14
  1. Data presented as mean ± standard deviation. All values obtained at 3-month and 6-month control visits reached statistical significance when compared with baseline values. aValues obtained at 3 months were also significantly different when comparing Hyalubrix® results with mepivacaine results in terms of the Lequesne index (P < 0.001); at 6 months the significant difference between the two subgroups was still present (P < 0.05).