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13-08-2019 | Osteoarthritis | News

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OARSI guidelines for non-surgical management of osteoarthritis released

medwireNews: The Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) has issued updated evidence-based recommendations for the nonsurgical treatment of knee, hip, and polyarticular osteoarthritis.

These guidelines, developed through a systematic review and expert consensus process, “have taken a more patient-centered approach than earlier versions by allowing recommendations to be predicated on the distribution of osteoarthritis and various comorbidity profiles,” Raveendhara Bannuru (Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA) and co-authors write in Osteoarthritis & Cartilage.

In addition to the treatment recommendations, which include education, exercise programs, and drug treatment, the guideline authors developed a treatment algorithm, which they say “has the potential to serve as the blueprint for a personalized, web-based or mobile application that would increase the visibility and accessibility of these guidelines to those who stand to benefit the most from its recommendations.”

By Claire Barnard

medwireNews is an independent medical news service provided by Springer Healthcare. © 2019 Springer Healthcare part of the Springer Nature group

Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2019; doi:10.1016/j.joca.2019.06.011

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