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Evidence based treatment

Not a phrase that is used much in orthopaedic surgery, although we are getting better at using treatments that are supported by a stong evidence base.

A recent summary from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is helpful. Here are some of the findings:

  • Glucosamine doesn’t work
  • Obese people don’t achieve the same functional outcome as non-obese, but they have the same levels of satisfaction and pain relief
  • Depression and anxiety have negative effects on outcome in all respects (pain relief, function, quality of life)
  • Physiotherapy before surgery is helpful if you have mild to moderate symptoms, and it might help to improve the outcome of surgery
  • Steroid injections improve function and relieve pain in the short term in patients with symptomatic arthritis of the hip. Hyaluronic acid injections are useless!

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