Choosing Wisely:

Don’t use glucosamine and chondroitin to treat patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee.

Rationale and Comments: Both glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate do not provide relief for patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee.
Sponsoring Organizations:
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Sources:
  • Randomized controlled trials
  • Disciplines:
  • Orthopedic
  • References: • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Clinical Practice Guideline on the Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee (Non-Arthroplasty). Rosemont (IL): American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2008 Dec. Available from: http://www.aaos.org/research/guidelines/OAKguideline.pdf.
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