Intra-articular Hyaluronic Acid Therapy

  • Vincent K. Garg


In 1936, Karl Meyer and associates, while working with patients with rheumatoid arthritis at Columbia University, New York, isolated and characterized the active part of the synovial fluid of the swollen joints. They named the polysaccharide thus isolated hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a linear polysaccharide that is composed of repeating disaccharide units of glucoronic acid and N-acetylglucosamine.


Hyaluronic Acid Synovial Fluid Pressure Bandage Repeat Disaccharide Unit Medial Joint Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincent K. Garg
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  1. 1.Hemophilia Care CentreLions Hospital and Research CentreNew Friends Colonym, New DelhiIndia

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