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Response on Dr Forestier's eLetter
  1. T P Vliet Vlieland1,
  2. L Fernandes2,
  3. J W Bijlsma3,4,
  4. K B Hagen5,
  5. on behalf of the Task Force on Eular recommendations for the non-pharmacological core management of hip and knee osteoarthritis
  1. 1Department of Orthopaedics, J11, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
  2. 2Diakonhjemmet Hospital, National Resource Center for Rehabilitation in Rheumatology, Oslo, Norway
  3. 3Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  4. 4UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  5. 5National Resource Center for Rehabilitation, Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Oslo, Norway
  1. Correspondence to Dr Linda Fernandes, Diakonhjemmet Hospital, National Resource Center for Rehabilitation in Rheumatology, Oslo 0319, Norway; linda.fernandes1{at}gmail.com

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Dear Editor,

We thank Forestier and Erol for their response on our paper on Eular recommendations for the non-pharmacological core management of hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA). We agree that balneotherapy is a relevant non-pharmacological intervention in hip and knee OA and has been properly evaluated by means of randomised clinical trials, with the evidence summarised in systematic reviews. The topics to be included in the recommendations …

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