After the success of the 1st Edition last 22-23 May 2014, LABRHA has decided to continue the adventure and launch the 2nd Edition of the European Board on Viscosupplementation. This 2nd Edition took place last 17-18 September 2015 in Lyon, France.
The main objective of the LABRHA European Board on Viscosupplementation was, when LABRHA created the project, to get together the best European experts in viscosupplementation (EUROVISCO Group) and allow them to debate during one day on a specific topic related to viscosupplementation as well as work together towards the common goal of publishing a paper in a renowned international scientific journal.
With this 2nd Edition, LABRHA’s objective was to make this task force grow, to make it progress, to ensure it becomes renowned in Europe and its work is used as a reference by other physicians.
For all these reasons, and after the success of the first edition following which the paper “Consensus statement on viscosupplementation with hyaluronic acid for the management of osteoarthritis” has been published in the renowned scientific journal Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, LABRHA decided to renew this event for the second consecutive year!
The topic chosen for this edition raised several interrogations and was the following: Re-treatment with hyaluronic acid in patients with OA: who, when and how to re-treat? Discussions and debates were again lively and enthralling!
The paper « Decision Algorithms for the Retreatment with Viscosupplementation in Patients Suffering from Knee Osteoarthritis » has been published in Cartilage in February 2017 and is available following this link: Doi: 10.1177/1947603517693043.