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Table 2 Comparison of preoperative and postoperative clinical outcomes

From: Comparative matched-pair cohort analysis of the short-term clinical outcomes of mesenchymal stem cells versus hyaluronic acid treatments through intra-articular injections for knee osteoarthritis

  MSC HA P value
VAS
 Baseline 8.4 ± 1.1 8.1 ± 1.1 0.346
 1 month 5.4 ± 1.4 4.7 ± 1.0 0.039
 3 months 5.2 ± 1.3 4.7 ± 1.1 0.111
 6 months 5.0 ± 1.2 5.1 ± 0.9 0.809
 1 year 4.8 ± 1.1 5.4 ± 1.0 0.041
IKDC score
 Baseline 37.1 ± 7.8 39.2 ± 6.3 0.256
 1 month 55.5 ± 8.2 62.7 ± 8.0 0.001
 3 months 61.1 ± 8.0 65.5 ± 6.6 0.025
 6 months 64.6 ± 6.1 64.9 ± 7.2 0.893
 1 year 66.0 ± 5.2 62.0 ± 6.9 0.014
Lysholm score
 Baseline 54.4 ± 6.3 55.2 ± 5.7 0.640
 1 month 68.6 ± 6.6 72.8 ± 7.5 0.024
 3 months 72.7 ± 7.1 74.8 ± 7.5 0.260
 6 months 76.7 ± 6.8 74.6 ± 5.7 0.199
 1 year 77.6 ± 6.3 73.9 ± 5.9 0.020
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± standard deviation. MSC Mesenchymal stem cell, HA Hyaluronic acid, VAS Visual analog scale, IKDC International Knee Documentation Committee
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