To the Editor Dr Bennell and colleagues1 examined some interventions used by physical therapists in the management of patients with hip osteoarthritis. Fifty-one percent of the patients in the active intervention group had moderate to severe hip osteoarthritis. In our experience, this subset of patients typically is less likely to respond favorably to most conservative treatment, particularly given the low dose and types of interventions in the study.
White DM, Cibulka MT, Woehrle J. Physical Therapy and Hip Osteoarthritis. JAMA. 2014;312(12):1257. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.9823