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2020 Nov 10

Arthritis Rheumatol

Acupuncture and knee osteoarthritis: does dose matter?


Hunter DJ, Harris RE
Arthritis Rheumatol. 2020 Nov 10.
PMID: 33169542.


Osteoarthritis (OA) is an extraordinarily prevalent and disabling disease [1]. Current management options for pain and functional limitation are constrained by modest efficacy or a range of unwanted side effects. Our society is being impacted through underemployment and the opioid epidemic and our health care systems are overstretched, as a consequence of the trajectory of increasing joint replacement requirements [2]. In this context, development of new treatments or identification of efficacy of existing therapies to address the huge unmet need of pain are strongly desired.