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BET 1. THE EFFECTS OF GLUCOSAMINE ON OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE KNEE JOINT
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Written and checked by Michael Callaghan and Stephanie Pye, Physiotherapists
Institution: Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
A middle-aged woman is receiving physiotherapy for her osteoarthritic knee. She mentions that her husband has heard that glucosamine tablets are great for arthritis and is thinking of buying some from a healthfood shop. She asks what you think about them. Before imparting wise words, you decide to check the evidence first.