Management of OA of the Hand, Hip, and Knee

Based on the available evidence, either strong or conditional recommendations were made for or against the approaches evaluated.

  • Strong recommendations were made for exercise, weight loss in patients with knee and/or hip OA who are overweight or obese, self-efficacy and self management programs, tai chi, cane use, hand tibiofemoral bracing for tibiofemoral knee OA, topical non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for knee OA, oral NSAIDs, and intraarticular glucocorticoid injections for knee OA.
  • Conditional recommendations were made for balance exercises, yoga, cognitive behavioural therapy, kinesiotaping for first CMC OA, orthoses for hand joints other than the first CMC joint, patellofemoral bracing for patellofemoral knee OA, acupuncture, thermal modalities, radiofrequency ablation for knee OA, topical
    NSAIDs, intraarticular steroid injections and chondroitin sulfate for hand OA, topical capsaicin for knee OA, acetaminophen, duloxetine, and tramadol

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