Meta-analysis: chondroitin for osteoarthritis of the knee or hip.

  title={Meta-analysis: chondroitin for osteoarthritis of the knee or hip.},
  author={Stephan Reichenbach and Rebekka Sterchi and Martin Scherer and Sven Trelle and Elizabeth M. Buergi and Ulrich B{\"u}rgi and P. A. Dieppe and Peter J{\"u}ni},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={146 8},
Context People sometimes use chondroitin preparations to prevent hip or knee damage and pain. Contribution This systematic review summarized data from 20 trials that compared the effects of chondroitin with either placebo or no treatment in patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis. Recent high-quality trials showed chondroitin had minimal or no effect on joint pain. Effects on joint space were inconclusive. Few adverse events were reported. Implication Chondroitin probably does not prevent or… CONTINUE READING
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