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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #9807
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

NSAIDs versus acetaminophen for treatment of knee and hip osteoarthritis


Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

SAIDs vs acetaminophen in knee and hip osteoarthritis: a systematic review regarding heterogeneity influencing the outcomes

Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2011 Aug;19(8):921-9

Contributing Authors: SM Bierma-Zeinstra BW Koes PA Luijsterburg SP Verkleij AM Bohnen

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Synopsis

Fifteen randomized controlled trials enrolling patients with either hip or knee osteoarthritis or patients with knee osteoarthritis only were selected for meta-analysis comparing the efficacy of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) therapy and acetaminophen for reducing pain. Subgroup analyses for various methodological and clinical factors were planned to investigate their impact on heter...

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