AAOS adopts clinical practice guidelines on OA Knee

By John C. Richmond, MD

Recommendations focus on less invasive treatments

Approximately 10 million adults in the United States are estimated to have symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Although joint replacement remains one of the most cost-effective treatments available for end-stage OA knee, a myriad of treatment alternatives are available for less severe cases. But which are the most effective? Which have the best evidence supporting their use? Where can orthopaedic surgeons go to review the evidence and apply it to their clinical decision making?

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