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Knee pain interventions show no net gain

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.39037.693588.3A (Published 23 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1122
  1. James M Noon, clinical health psychologist
  1. 1Treliske Hospital, Truro TR1 3LJ mitch.noon@rcht.cornwall.nhs.uk

    The conclusions of the study by Hay et al1 can be paraphrased as, firstly, physiotherapy plus medication advice provides perceived benefit in patients with knee pain for up to three months and then there is no benefit. Secondly, inappropriate prescriptions of anti-inflammatory drugs can …

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