Placebo effect in osteoarthritis: Why not use it to our advantage?

@article{Campos2015PlaceboEI,
  title={Placebo effect in osteoarthritis: Why not use it to our advantage?},
  author={Gustavo Constantino de Campos},
  journal={World journal of orthopedics},
  year={2015},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={416-20}
}
Osteoarthritis is a major cause of pain and reduced quality of life in the elderly, as well as a major economic burden. Unfortunately, there is no currently effective therapeutic strategy to prevent the progression of Osteoarthritis, and its treatment poses a great challenge to the medical community. Most of the treatment modalities currently available for osteoarthritis have small to moderate effect sizes, according to main meta-analyses and treatment guidelines. On the other hand, literature… CONTINUE READING