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Comment & Response
September 24, 2014

Physical Therapy and Hip Osteoarthritis

Author Affiliations
  • 1Milton Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy PC, Milton, Massachusetts
  • 2Physical Therapy Program, Maryville University, St Louis, Missouri
  • 3Physical Therapy Program, Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona
JAMA. 2014;312(12):1257. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.9823

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.

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