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Papers: 14 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019

Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2019 Sep 14

BMC Musculoskelet Disord



Use of prescription analgesic drugs before and after hip or knee replacement in patients with osteoarthritis.


Rajamäki TJ, Puolakka PA, Hietaharju A, Moilanen T, Jämsen E
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2019 Sep 14; 20(1):427.
PMID: 31521139.


Analgesic drugs are recommended to treat pain caused by osteoarthritis, and joint replacement should decrease the need for them. We aimed to determine the user rates of analgesic drugs before and after joint replacement.