Pain control for osteoarthritis of hip and/or knee: A randomised trial
Transdermal buprenorphine plus oral paracetamol vs an oral codeine-paracetamol combination for osteoarthritis of hip and/or knee: A randomised trialOsteoarthritis Cartilage; 2011; 19;:930-938
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220 elderly patients with osteoarthritis (OA) hip or knee pain were randomized to receive either buprenorphine patches plus oral paracetamol or co-codamol tablets. The results of this study indicated that pain scores significantly improved in both groups after treatment. Additionally, that patients who received co-codamol tablets required significantly more ibuprofen.
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