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2021 Feb 20

ANZ J Surg

Shoulder injections with autologous conditioned serum reduce pain and disability in glenohumeral osteoarthritis: longitudinal observational study.


Currently, non-surgical treatments for glenohumeral osteoarthritis (GH-OA) mainly aim to reduce pain. Autologous conditioned serum (ACS), Orthokine, an interleukin-1 inhibitor from the patient's own blood has an anti-inflammatory effect. The objective was to determine whether intra-articular injections of this ACS improved symptoms in patients with GH-OA and delayed the need for a shoulder replacement.