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Relative Efficacy of Knee Osteoarthritis Treatments: Are All Placebos Created Equal?Relative Efficacy of Knee OA Treatments

Lisa A. Mandl, MD, MPH; and Elena Losina, PhD
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From Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical School, New York, New York, and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Disclosures: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M14-2636.

Requests for Single Reprints: Lisa A. Mandl, MD, MPH, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical School, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021; e-mail, MandlL@HSS.EDU.

Current Author Addresses:Dr. Mandl: Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical School, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021.

Dr. Losina: Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Bc-4016, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115.

Ann Intern Med. 2015;162(1):71-72. doi:10.7326/M14-2636
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In this issue, Bannuru and colleagues conducted a network meta-analysis of existing evidence to better understand the comparative efficacy and toxicity of treatments for knee osteoarthritis. The editorialists assert that innovative research models will be essential to optimize pain control for patients with knee osteoarthritis.

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