Managing osteoarthritis of the knee

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7492.673 (Published 17 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:673

Holistic approach is important

  1. Caroline A Mitchell, general practitioner (C.Mitchell@sheffield.ac.uk),
  2. Ade Adebajo, consultant rheumatologist
  1. Woodhouse Medical Centre, Sheffield S13 7LY
  2. Barnsley District General Hospital, Barnsley S75 2ED

EDITOR—The editorial by MacAuley on managing osteoarthritis of the knee provides a welcome emphasis on the EULAR recommended, holistic, multidisciplinary approach to the condition.1

Excessive prescribing of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in primary care reflects the dependence of health professionals on “medicines based evidence” rather than evidence based medicine and the chronic underinvestment in other approaches to osteoarthritis of the knee.2 No reference …

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