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2022 Sep 23

BMC Musculoskelet Disord



Patient characteristics, pain treatment patterns, and incidence of total joint replacement in a US population with osteoarthritis.


Shinde M, Rodriguez-Watson C, Zhang TC, Carrell DS, Mendelsohn AB, Nam Y H, Carruth A, Petronis KR, McMahill-Walraven CN, Jamal-Allial A, Nair V, Pawloski PA, Hickman A, Brown MT, Francis J, Hornbuckle K, Brown JS, Mo J
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2022 Sep 23; 23(1):883.
PMID: 36151530.


Currently available medications for chronic osteoarthritis pain are only moderately effective, and their use is limited in many patients because of serious adverse effects and contraindications. The primary surgical option for osteoarthritis is total joint replacement (TJR). The objectives of this study were to describe the treatment history of patients with osteoarthritis receiving prescription pain medications and/or intra-articular corticosteroid injections, and to estimate the incidence of TJR in these patients.