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Bmj Usa


BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 10 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:E305
  1. Sidha S Sambandan, general practitioner
  1. Norwich, UK
  2. Bristol, UK

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    Having used methylprednisolone and lidocaine (80 mg) for more than 15 years for osteoarthritis of the knee that did not respond to conservative treatment, I have found that a significant proportion of patients have had pain relief lasting up to five years. …

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