Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.See eligibility criteria
- Subjects must have bilateral OA and pain in one knee.
- Osteoarthritis may be primary or secondary. Knees must have Kellgren-Lawrence Grades 1-3.
- Subjects must have previously tried 6 weeks of one of the following conservative treatments: Activity modification, weight loss, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory, or injection therapy.
- Patients must be able to provide written informed consent after the nature of the study is fully explained.
- Patients with abnormal hematology, serum chemistry, or screening laboratory results.
- Patients taking anti-inflammatory medications (prescription or over-the-counter), including herbal therapies, within 14 days of baseline visit.
- Patients taking anti-rheumatic disease medication (including methotrexate or other antimetabalites) within the 3 months prior to study entry.
- Patients receiving injections to the treated knee within 3 months prior to study entry.
- Patients who are pregnant or currently breast-feeding.
- Patients with systemic, rheumatic, or inflammatory disease of the knee or chondrocalcinosis, hemochromatosis, inflammatory arthritis, arthropathy of the knee associated with juxta-articular Paget's disease of the femur or tibia, ochronosis, hemophilic arthropathy, infectious arthritis, Charcot's knee joint, villonodular synovitis, and synovial chondromatosis.
- Patients with ongoing known infectious disease.
- Patients with clinically significant cardiovascular, renal, hepatic, endocrine disease, or cancer.
- Patients participating in a study of an experimental drug or medical device within 30 days of study entry.