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2023 Jan 02

Br J Sports Med

Comparative efficacy of exercise therapy and oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and paracetamol for knee or hip osteoarthritis: a network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.


Weng Q, Goh S-L, Wu J, Persson MSM, Wei J, Sarmanova A, Li X, Hall M, Doherty M, Jiang T, Zeng C, Lei G, Zhang W
Br J Sports Med. 2023 Jan 02.
PMID: 36593092.


Clinical guidelines recommend exercise as a core treatment for knee or hip osteoarthritis (OA). However, how its analgesic effect compares to analgesics, for example, oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and paracetamol-the most commonly used analgesics for OA, remains unknown.