As a new study showed, those with knee discomfort who take the common class of blood pressure-lowering drugs known as beta-blockers appear to have a lower risk of total knee arthroplasty for the treatment of advanced osteoarthritis.
The study was published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
The authors note that their analysis cannot draw any conclusions regarding the 'true causal link' between the 'true causal link' between beta-blocker treatment and the risk of TKA.
Tamimi and co-authors have concluded that they are not influenced by the current scientific evidence.
While future research is needed, the study provides a hypothesis for the development of futuretherapeutic lines targeting the adrenergic system in the treatment of OA.