The effect of a stabilised oil (Lyprinol®) from green lipped mussel (Perna canaliculus) on pain and Activities of Daily Life in patients with osteoarthritis in knee and/or hip. 

A Pilot investigation.

Niels Hertz, M.D.
Smedelundsgade 30
DK 4300 Holbæk, Danmark.

APPENDIX

Assessment of functional disability (ADL) with osteoarthritis of the knee and/or hip. (Slightly modified from (3)

Pain or discomfort during nocturnal bed rest
On movement or in certain positions
Without movement


1
2

Duration of morning stiffness or pain after getting up
< 15 min.
15 min or more

1
2

Standing for 30 min increases pain

1

Pain on walking
After walking some distance
Soon after walking

1
2

Pain or discomfort when getting up from sitting position

1

Maximum distance walked
>1 km, but limited
About 1 km
500-900 m
300-500 m
100-300 m
< 100 m
with 1 walking stick or crutch with
2 walking sticks or crutches

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

Can you
Go up a standard flight of stairs?
Go down a standard flight of stairs?
Squat completely?
Walk on uneven ground?

0-2
0-2
0-2
0-2

Score: 0 = easy. I = with difficulty, 2 = impossible)

 

How would you judge your level of pain during the last 3-4 days?
(0 means no pain at all, 10 means worst thinkable pain)

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

                     

PATIENT

BEFORE TREATMENT
(VAS-pain/ADL)

AFTER 3-4 WEEKS
(2x2 Lyprinol Daily)

AFTER ANOTHER
3-4 WEEKS
(1x2 Lyprinol Daily)

1) Female

3/5

2/4

1/2

2) Female

3/7

2/5

1/4

3) Female

8/18

3/15

4/16

4) Female

5/16

3/12

3/11

5) Female

5/13

4/12

 

6) Female

4/11

2/11

 

7) Male

8/13

4/5

 

8) Female

3/5

0/1

 

9) Male

5/11

2/10

 

10) Male

8/15

 

1/6

11) Male

7/9

5/7

 

12) Female

6/18

   

13) Male

2.5/8

   

Nr 1-11 Total

59/123

 

27/84