rheumatology
Osteoarthritis

Placebo injections better than oral NSAIDs

A wide range of oral and injectable treatments for knee osteoarthritis (OA) are more effective than placebo, but placebo injections are better than oral NSAIDs, a systematic review of the evidence concludes. The researchers analysed randomized trials that compared two or more of the following treatments: paracetamol, diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib, corticosteroid injections, hyaluronic acid injections, ...

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