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Efficacy and safety of strontium ranelate in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: results of a double-blind, randomised placebo-controlled trial
  1. Claire-Louise Murphy,
  2. Eithne Murphy,
  3. Trevor Duffy,
  4. Miriam O'Sullivan,
  5. Maurice Barry
  1. Department of Rheumatology, Connolly Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Claire-Louise Murphy, Department of Rheumatology, Connolly Hospital, Dublin, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, Dublin15, Ireland; clairelouisem{at}gmail.com

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We read with interest the paper regarding the efficacy and safety of strontium ranelate in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: results of a double-blind, randomised placebo-controlled trial.1 We note the exclusion criteria included secondary knee osteoarthritis. On review of the results section, it appears that many of the patients, the randomised and the intention-to-treat groups, for example, the strontium 1 g/day group, strontium 2 g/day group and placebo group, were either overweight or …

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