Choosing between NSAID and arnica for topical treatment of hand osteoarthritis in a randomised, double-blind study

@article{Widrig2007ChoosingBN,
  title={Choosing between NSAID and arnica for topical treatment of hand osteoarthritis in a randomised, double-blind study},
  author={R. Widrig and A. Suter and R. Saller and J. Melzer},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
  year={2007},
  volume={27},
  pages={585-591}
}
The use of topical preparations for symptom relief is common in osteoarthritis. The effects of ibuprofen (5%) and arnica (50 g tincture/100 g, DER 1:20), as gel preparations in patients with radiologically confirmed and symptomatically active osteoarthritis of interphalangeal joints of hands, were evaluated in a randomised, double-blind study in 204 patients, to ascertain differences in pain relief and hand function after 21 days’ treatment. Diagnosis was according to established criteria… Expand

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