Beneficial role of Avocado oil orally used in Osteoarthritis: experience in a tertiary care hospital of Bihar, India

Akash Chandra, Anjani Kumar, Manish Kumar, Manish Kumar, Harihar Dikshit


Background: Osteoarthritis is the most common type of joint disease. It represents a heterogeneous group of conditions resulting in common histopathologic and radiologic changes. It is a degenerative disorder arising from biochemical breakdown of articular (hyaline) cartilage in the synovial joints.

Methods: Total of 90 patients were randomly selected from outdoor and indoor of Orthopaedics department (IGIMS Patna). Study was done in Department of Pharmacology & Orthopaedics at IGIMS Patna. Three groups A, B and C were taken. Each group was consist of 30 patients of both sexes and age groups between 18 to 65 years. Group A was received Multivitamin with Exercise. Group B was received NSAIDS only. Group C was received Avocado oil orally along with Exercises as Muscle strengthening exercises of Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Abductor and Adductor muscles of thigh. We had compared pain thresholds among all these three groups with the help of Visual analogue scale and Oxford Knee score.

Results: After 3 months of treatment the patients belonging to group C showed better response as compared to group A and B. When we compared pain threshold among group A, B and C on the basis of Oxford Knee score group C had occupied maximum score, which meant satisfactory joint functions and did not require any formal treatment. we also compared average visual analogue scale and average oxford knee score, Group C showed better response.

Conclusions: Avocado oil is a food supplement and does not contain any side effects as compared to NSAIDS [Non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs], glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, sulfasalazine etc so avocado oil can be used for long duration in case of osteoarthritis.


Avocado oil, NSAIDS, Osteoarthritis, Oxford Knee score, Synovial joints, Visual analogue scale

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