Botox tx for osteoarthritis

December 1, 2006

Washington - Botox may relieve severe pain from osteoarthritis of the knee, new research suggests.

Washington - Botox may relieve severe pain from osteoarthritis of the knee, new research suggests.

In interim data from a randomized, placebo-controlled trial, injections of botulinum toxin type A significantly reduced severe pain and improved function, researchers said.

In an open-label study, 10 of 15 patients showed improvement in pain of 50 percent or greater.