Ultrasound-Guided Injection of Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid versus Steroid for Inflammatory and Degenerative Sacroiliitis: a Single-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial

SUMMARY Background. Sacroiliitis may be degenerative (DSI) or inflammatory (ISI) and the latter is a clinical manifestation of spondyloarthropathies. Objective. To determine the effect of hyaluronic acid versus corticosteroid injection for chronic sacroiliac joint arthropathy. Methods. Forty patients with sacroiliitis either degenerative (DSI: 20 patients) or inflammatory (ISI: 20 patients) based on the New York criteria. Each group … Continued