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Physical treatments have valuable role in osteoarthritis

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 06 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:853
  1. Jan M Bjordal, postdoctoral research fellow (,
  2. Rodrigo Alvaro Brandao Lopes-Martins, assistant professor,
  3. Bård Bogen, physiotherapist,
  4. Mark Johnson, professor of pain and analgesia
  1. Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, 5018 Bergen, Norway
  2. Institute of Biomedicine, Pharmacology Department, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  3. Bergen Deaconal Hospital, Ulriksdal 10, 5009 Bergen
  4. Faculty of Health, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds LS1 3HE

    EDITOR—Hunter and Felson deliver a consistent and seemingly thorough clinical review about managing knee osteoarthritis for primary care doctors.1 We commend them for promoting the role of non-pharmacological interventions and for highlighting the problem of inadequate funding because of “lucrative opportunities for drug development.” However, one striking omission in their review …

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