Chondroprotective agents: Glucosamine and chondroitin

Marc W. Hungerford, Daniel Valaik

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Abstract

The near universal finding of the safety of glucosamine and chondroitin combined with some compelling evidence of their efficacy should spur further research into their mechanism of action, optimal dosing, long-term effects on disease modification, and clinical applicability. When recommending a supplement to patients, the clinician should take into account the purity of the ingredients, reputation of the manufacturer, and the molecular weight of chondroitin supplied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-219
Number of pages19
JournalFoot and ankle clinics
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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