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Osteoarthritis

Nov 1, 2017 Issue
Topical NSAIDs for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Adults [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Topical diclofenac and ketoprofen are slightly more effective than placebo for relieving chronic pain associated with osteoarthritis in adults. Evidence is lacking to determine the effectiveness of topical NSAIDs compared with oral NSAIDs.


Sep 15, 2017 Issue
Corticosteroid Injections Ineffective for Knee Osteoarthritis [POEMs]

This well-done study found that regular three-month intra-articular injections of triamcinolone for two years resulted in no significant difference in pain and function assessments compared with saline. However, a significant increase in cartilage loss and damage did occur in patients receiving corticosteroids compared with saline.


Oct 15, 2016 Issue
All Analgesics Are Better Than Placebo in Patients with Knee or Hip DJD [POEMs]

In patients with hip or knee DJD, all analgesics are more effective than placebo in relieving pain and improving function. Although paracetamol (acetaminophen) is the least effective of all the drugs studied, it still may be the first treatment for these patients because of its safety profile.


Jun 15, 2016 Issue
Chondroitin/Glucosamine Equal to Celecoxib for Knee Osteoarthritis [POEMs]

or patients with painful knee osteoarthritis, a high-dose combination of glucosamine hydrochloride (1,500 mg) and chondroitin (1,200 mg) was as effective in lessening pain and stiffness and improving function as celecoxib (200 mg). Other studies have not found benefit.


Apr 15, 2016 Issue
Hyaluronic Acid Equivalent to Sham Injections in Patients with Knee DJD [POEMs]

The highest quality studies, which are now fairly plentiful, show that hyaluronic acid injections are only minimally better than sham injections in improving pain and function in patients with knee DJD.


Nov 1, 2015 Issue
Exercise for Osteoarthritis of the Knee [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Land-based exercise programs reduce knee pain and improve quality of life and physical function following treatment in patients with knee osteoarthritis.


Oct 1, 2015 Issue
Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) Minimally Effective for Back Pain and Osteoarthritis [POEMs]

Although acetaminophen was hoped to be a safer alternative to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and opioids for the treatment of common musculoskeletal problems, on average it provides only minimal pain relief and improvement in function for patients with low back pain or osteoarthritis. Some per...


Jun 1, 2014 Issue
Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the AAOS [Practice Guidelines]

This clinical guideline from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) updates the one previously published in 2008 and addresses treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis in adults 19 years and older.


Apr 1, 2013 Issue
ACR Issues Recommendations on Therapies for Osteoarthritis of the Hand, Hip, and Knee [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has released updated recommendations for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the hip and knee, and has developed new recommendations for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the hand. These recommendations are categorized as strong or conditional.


Mar 1, 2013 Issue
Analgesics for Osteoarthritis [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]

What are the comparative effectiveness, benefits, and adverse effects of oral and topical analgesics for osteoarthritis?


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