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Clinical use: pain associated with osteoarthritis

Cathy Stannard, Michael Coupe and Anthony Pickering

in Opioids in Non-Cancer Pain

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2013 | ISBN: 9780199678075
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191757464 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199678075.003.0011

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Clinical use: pain associated with osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis is a progressive disease. Symptoms can include severe pain and loss of function. Opioids are effective analgesics, although the magnitude of the effect may be small. On the basis of the available evidence, widespread use of strong opioids cannot be recommended. With careful patient selection, however, certain patients may derive analgesic and functional benefit.

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Subjects: Clinical Oncology ; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics ; Pain Medicine

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