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EULAR evidence based recommendations for the management of hip osteoarthritis: report of a task force of the EULAR Standing Committee for International Clinical Studies Including Therapeutics (ESCISIT)
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    NSAIDs, including coxibs, probably do more harm than good, and paracetamol is ineffective for hip OA
    • Jan M. Bjordal, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    • Other Contributors:
      • Anne Elisabeth Ljunggren, Atle Klovning and Lars Slørdal

    Dear Editor,

    New EULAR treatment guidelines in hip osteoarthritis were recently reviewed [1]. The recommendations are allegedly based on top level scientific (grade 1a) data, and advocate the use of paracetamol (US: acetaminophen) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including selective cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitors (coxibs), in osteoarthritis of the hip. We interpret the underlying data differently...

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