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Document And Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2017
Apr. 27, 2017
Document Information [Line Items]    
Entity Registrant Name Anika Therapeutics, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0000898437  
Trading Symbol anik  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Voluntary Filers No  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding (in shares)   14,654,590
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2017  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Amendment Flag false