Efficacy of a comprehensive rehabilitation programme combined with pharmacological treatment in reducing pain in a group of OA patients on a waiting list for total joint replacement

@article{Casale2012EfficacyOA,
  title={Efficacy of a comprehensive rehabilitation programme combined with pharmacological treatment in reducing pain in a group of OA patients on a waiting list for total joint replacement},
  author={Roberto Casale and Carlo Damiani and Vanessa Rosati and Fabiola Atzeni and Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini and Adriana Sarah Nica},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={233-9}
}
OBJECTIVES It has been shown that combined rehabilitation and pharmacological treatment reduce pain in subjects with osteoarthritis (OA), although the efficacy of either therapy alone may be limited. We studied the effects of a comprehensive rehabilitation programme alone and together with pharmacological treatment in relatively young OA patients awaiting total joint replacement (TJR). METHODS Forty-four OA patients randomly divided into two groups underwent three weeks of comprehensive day… CONTINUE READING