Managing osteoarthritis of the knee

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

Opioids help manage pain in osteoarthritis

  1. Martin Johnson, general practitioner (mjohnson@profiad.com)
  1. Ashville Medical Centre, Barnsley S70 3RJ

EDITOR—MacAuley raises an important point about the poor long term management of pain in osteoarthritis of the knee.1

A recent survey carried out by Arthritis Care to assess the impact of osteoarthritis on patients showed that 81% of the sample said they experience …

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