ACE Report #8850
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

OARSI 2016: Glucosamine and chondroitin not more effective than placebo for knee OA

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Chondroitin sulfate plus glucosamine sulfate does not show superiority over placebo in a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial in patients with knee osteoarthritis

Contributing Authors: G Herrero-Beaumont J Roman-Blas S Castaneda R Largo FJ Blanco

Did you know you're eligible to earn 0.5 CME credits for reading this report? Click Here


This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


164 patients with mild-to-moderate knee osteoarthritis were randomized to a combined glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate (GS/CS) daily treatment or a placebo for 6 months. The purpose of this study was to compare pain reduction and functional improvement between groups after 6 months. Results demonstrated a significantly greater visual analog scale (VAS) pain reduction in the placebo group...

CME Image

Continuing Medical Education Credits

You could be earning 0.5 CME credits for each report you read.


Please Login or Join to leave comments.