Table 4

Source of recommendation of dual-medication or nutritional supplement use among osteoarthritis knee and hip patients

Participant #

Drug 1

Drug 2

Source of Recommendation


Drug 1

Drug 2


1

Indomethacin

Acetaminophen

PCP

Self-guided


2

Diclofenac

Tramadol

Orthopedic

Orthopedic


3

Acetaminophen

Calcium

Orthopedic

Self-guided


4

Ibuprofen

Calcium

Self-guided

Self-guided


4

Naproxen

Calcium

PCP

Self-guided


5

Naproxen

Glucosamine

PCP

PCP


6

Naproxen

Acetaminophen + Codeine

PCP

PCP


7

Ibuprofen

Acetaminophen + Oxycodone

Self-guided

PCP


8

Tramadol

Acetaminophen + Codeine

Orthopedic

PCP


9

Naproxen

Acetaminophen

PCP

PCP


10

Oxycodone

Hydromorphone

Psychiatrist

Psychiatrist


11

Diclofenac

Tramadol

Orthopedic

Orthopedic


12

Meloxicam

Tramadol

Orthopedic

Orthopedic


12

Ibuprofen

Tramadol

Self-guided

Orthopedic


13

Glucosamine

Chondroitin

Orthopedic

Orthopedic


14

Ibuprofen

Acetaminophen + Oxycodone

PCP

ER


15

Tramadol

Acetaminophen + Oxycodone

PCP

PMC


Participants 4 and 12 had 2 distinct patterns of use.

PCP = primary care physician, Orthopedic = orthopedic surgeon, ER = emergency room physician, and PMC = pain management center.

Driban et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:47   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-13-47

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