Is glucosamine plus chondroitin effective for treating osteoarthritis?

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER

Glucosamine, chondroitin, and the 2 in combination provide clinically significant pain relief compared with placebo; only the combination provides clinically significant functional improvement (SOR: B, meta-analysis with inconsistent findings). Patients with moderate to severe pain may benefit the most (SOR: B, high-quality RCT).

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles