“BMA vs Cortisone for Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis”
This randomized trial seeks to investigate the difference if any between cortisone injection versus bone marrow aspirate injection in the glenohumeral joint of patients with confirmed osteoarthritis. The investigators hope that results from a prospective randomized controlled pilot study on bone marrow aspirate (BMA) glenohumeral joint (GHJ) injections will provide valuable early information on an alternative treatment for GHJ osteoarthritis (OA). This novel study will also contribute clinical data to the growing pool of research around BMA in the treatment of osteoarthritis. This study has the potential to uncover a new and more effective therapy to add to the arsenal of an orthopaedic surgeon in the management of GHJ OA. This would provide improved care and treatment for those disabled by GHJ OA. Additionally, this knowledge would be applicable to a variety of medical practitioners who treat GHJ OA from the general orthopaedic surgeon to pain subspecialists.
Drug - Cortisone
Patients randomized to receive this study intervention will undergo one ultrasound guided 80mg Depo Medrol GHJ injection
Biological - Bone Marrow Aspirate
Patients randomized to receive this study intervention will have, under sterile conditions and after injection of local anesthetic, 10 mls of bone marrow aspirate taken from the posterior superior iliac spine and injected under ultrasound guidance to the glenohumeral joint
A Randomized Trial of Cortisone Injection Versus Bone Marrow Aspirate Injection Therapy for Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis