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August 12, 2019

New study proves efficacy of arthritis treatment

Lawrence Bonassar, an engineering professor at Cornell University, brings new insight into the mechanism and efficacy of hyaluronic acid (HA) treatment for arthritis. A study led by Bonassar found the mechanical properties provided by HA’s viscosity, specifically its ability to effectively lubricate cartilage, correlate much more directly to clinical efficacy -- i.e. pain relief -- than previously thought.

Credit: Cornell University

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