OARSI 2016: Chondroitin sulfate reduces cartilage volume loss vs. celecoxib in knee OA
In a two-year double-blind randomized controlled multicenter study, chondroitin sulfate was significantly superior to celecoxib at reducing cartilage loss with similar efficacy at reducing disease symptoms in knee osteoarthritis patients
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194 patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomized to undergo treatment once a day for 24 months with either 1200mg chondroitin sulfate or 200mg celecoxib. The study was conducted in order to investigate suggestions in prior studies that chondroitin sulfate provides benefits in preserving the integrity of cartilage and slowing its progressive deterioration. The findings of this study displayed ...
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