This study was published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2013 Feb;72(2):196-203
Study title and authors:
Associations between Statin use and changes in pain, function and structural progression: a longitudinal study of persons with knee osteoarthritis.
Riddle DL, Moxley G, Dumenci L.
Correspondence to Dr Daniel L Riddle, Departments of Physical Therapy and Orthopaedic Surgery, Basement, West Hospital, Room B-100, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298-0224, USA; email@example.com.
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23172752
This study set out to determine if statin usage was associated with changes in knee pain and function in persons with knee osteoarthritis. The study included 2,207 patients with knee osteoarthritis who were followed for four years.
The study found that statin usage was significantly associated with worsening in knee pain and physical function over the four-year study period.