Intervention Protocol

Leeches (Hirudinea) for osteoarthritis

  1. Ashley M Croft1,*,
  2. Shivika Chandra2,
  3. Guillermo Alberto Perez Fernandez3,
  4. Andreas Michalsen4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group

Published Online: 23 FEB 2014

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010962

How to Cite

Croft AM, Chandra S, Perez Fernandez GA, Michalsen A. Leeches (Hirudinea) for osteoarthritis (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD010962. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010962.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Ministry of Defence, Surgeon General's Department, London, UK

  2. 2

    Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

  3. 3

    Hospital Universitario "Celestino Hernández Robau", Santa Clara, Villa Clara, Cuba

  4. 4

    Immanuel Hospital Berlin and Charité Medical University Centre, Department of Integrative and Internal Medicine and Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Berlin, Germany

*Ashley M Croft, Surgeon General's Department, Ministry of Defence, London, SW1A 2HA, UK.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 23 FEB 2014




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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To assess the benefits and harms of leeches compared with placebo, no intervention or any other active treatment in people with osteoarthritis.