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Evaluation of the Therapeutic Effect of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.


Wang L, Zhang X-F, Zhang X, Guo D-Y, Duan Y-W, Wang Z-C, Pei L-S, Ru H, Cheng J-X, Shi Y-J, Zou J-B
Pain Res Manag. 2020; 2020:5712187.
PMID: 33414859.


Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common degenerative disease of bone and joint characterized by the damage of articular cartilage and hypertonia, which often occurs in the middle-aged and elderly. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) therapy, including acupuncture (ACU), oral administration, and external use of traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs), can significantly improve the therapeutic effect on OA and reduce the occurrence of side effects. We provide a latest meta-analysis on the treatment of OA with TCM.