Osteoporosis Drugs May Benefit Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis

Lynda Williams writing in Medwire reported, “Research adds weight to reports that patients with knee osteoarthritis may experience benefits in pain or progression relief from bisphosphonate treatment.”

osteoarthritis-knee-2Bisphosphonates are drugs typically used to treat osteoporosis.osteoporosis Investigators who analyzed “data from the National Institutes of Health Osteoarthritis Initiative cohort shows that patients who used bisphosphonates  for 3 or more years over a 5-year period achieved a significant reduction in rating scale pain scores at years 2 and 3 compared with nonusers, after adjusting for baseline levels of pain and analgesic use.”

The findings were published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases.

Comment: Killing two birds with one stone…


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