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Title Treatment of primary and secondary osteoarthritis of the knee [electronic resource] / prepared by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Technology Evaluation Center Evidence-Based Practice Center ; investigators, David J. Samson ... [et al.].

Imprint [Rockville, Md. : Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2007]

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  HE 20.6524:157    ---  Available
Description 1 v. (various pagings) : digital, PDF file
Series Evidence report/technology assessment ; no. 157
AHRQ publication ; no. 07-E 012
System Details System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Mode of access via the AHRQ web site.
Note Title from title screen (viewed on October 26, 2007).
"September 2007."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Osteoarthritis (OA) affects about 21 million people in the United States. By age 65, the majority of the population has radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis and 11 percent have symptomatic OA of the knee. This is a systematic review of three treatments for OA of the knee: intra-articular injections of viscosupplements; oral glucosamine, chondroitin, or the combination; and, arthroscopic lavage and debridement. The key questions are: (1) effectiveness and harms in primary OA of the knee, (2) in secondary OA of the knee, (3) in subpopulations, and (4)comparison of the three interventions.
Subject Osteoarthritis -- Chemotherapy.
Knee -- Diseases -- Chemotherapy.
Knee -- Endoscopic surgery.
Osteoarthritis -- Endoscopic surgery.
Added Author Samson, David J.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Technology Evaluation Center.
United States. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Gpo Item No. 0491-B-31 (online)
Sudoc No. HE 20.6524:157

 
    
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