Osteoarthritis is the most common degenerative joint disease and is particularly common in the elderly. Topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may represent a rational treatment in this situation because of their favorable side-effect profile. The majority of topical NSAIDs decrease pain and relieve functional disability caused by osteoarthritis over the short term, however, there are insufficient data for their long-term efficacy.
- Randomized controlled trials
- Topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
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