Exercise no better than ‘placebo’ saline injection in knee OA

An open-label trial comparing exercise and education with intra-articular injections of saline in patients with knee osteoarthritis has found the short term outcomes are equivalent. The Danish study randomised 206 patients with knee pain and radiographically-verified tibiofemoral OA to a structured 8-week exercise and education program delivered by physiotherapists or the intra-articular saline injections. The ...

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