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Table 5 Medication prescribed for knee osteoarthritis and knee meniscal and ligament injury as assessed at the 5th Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System level

From: Analysis of medical service use of knee osteoarthritis and knee meniscal and ligament injuries in Korea: a cross-sectional study of national patient sample data

5th ATC level Total Inpatient Outpatient
Knee OA Knee meniscal and ligament injury Knee OA Knee meniscal and ligament injury Knee OA Knee meniscal and ligament injury
N = 48,321 % N = 19,136 % N = 3084 % N = 2434 % N = 48,000 % N = 18,540 %
Aceclofenac 15,810 32.72 4961 25.92 840 27.24 858 35.25 15,357 31.99 4499 24.27
Tramadol 10,651 22.04 2982 15.58 1743 56.52 837 34.39 9364 19.51 2291 12.36
Diclofenac 9068 18.77 3688 19.27 1764 57.20 1132 46.51 7734 16.11 2832 15.28
Meloxicam 10,785 22.32 597 3.12 524 16.99 178 7.31 10,544 21.97 486 2.62
Loxoprofen sodium hydratea 5598 11.59 3295 17.22 291 9.44 358 14.71 5375 11.20 3043 16.41
Tramadol, combinations 7082 14.66 1588 8.30 582 18.87 248 10.19 6741 14.04 1423 7.68
Talniflumatea 5273 10.91 3127 16.34 432 14.01 519 21.32 4944 10.30 2747 14.82
Paracetamol 4988 10.32 1435 7.50 843 27.33 364 14.95 4299 8.96 1133 6.11
Celecoxib 4791 9.91 134 0.70 634 20.56 43 1.77 4490 9.35 106 0.57
Piroxicam 2085 4.31 307 1.60 220 7.13 116 4.77 1908 3.98 200 1.08
Zaltoprofena 1531 3.17 753 3.93 138 4.47 113 4.64 1432 2.98 666 3.59
Chlorphenesin carbamatea 1597 3.30 599 3.13 69 2.24 46 1.89 1565 3.26 568 3.06
Dexibuprofen 1105 2.29 509 2.66 36 1.17 23 0.94 1072 2.23 488 2.63
Ketorolac 777 1.61 279 1.46 633 20.53 230 9.45 152 0.32 49 0.26
Nabumetone 904 1.87 114 0.60 46 1.49 37 1.52 873 1.82 83 0.45
Pethidineb 858 1.78 151 0.79 843 27.33 145 5.96 18 0.04 7 0.04
  1. ATC Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical, OA Osteoarthritis
  2. aChemical name of medicine with no corresponding 5th level ATC codes
  3. bNarcotics; otherwise, non-narcotics