Do β-adrenoreceptor blocking drugs associate with reduced risk of symptomatic osteoarthritis and total joint replacement in the general population? A primary care-based, prospective cohort study using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink.


Academic Rheumatology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK [Email]


To investigate if β-adrenoreceptor blocking drug (β-blocker) prescription reduces the risk of knee or hip osteoarthritis, total joint replacement and analgesic prescription.


analgesia,anti-hypertensives,osteoarthritis,pain,total joint replacement,

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