Dr. Cannada shares if there are long-term effects associated with taking glucosamine chondroitin as a supplement for joint health.
You know, there’s not a good study. In the European literature they can study that. In the United States there’s no regulatory body for that. So the FDA doesn’t regulate those substances so we don’t know any. It’s hard to study and get the correct answer.
About Dr. Cannada, M.D.:
Dr. Lisa K. Cannada, M.D., is an orthopaedic trauma surgeon with an extensive background in teaching and orthopaedic trauma surgery. She completed her medical school at University of Maryland in 1996 and entered her residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland. She came back to Maryland for her trauma fellowship at the RA Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Maryland.
She worked at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia for three years before accepting a position at the University of Texas-Southwestern. She truly loves her career as an orthopaedic trauma surgeon and is a strong advocate for Women in Orthopaedic Surgery.