Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Clinical Practice Guideline on Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee (2nd Edition)

Clinical practice guidelines (CPG) provide evidence-based recommendations for current orthopaedic diagnostic, treatment, and postoperative procedures. Multidisciplinary clinician work groups and AAOS staff work together to synthesize published research with the aim of providing a transparent and robust summary of the research findings for a particular orthopaedic disease topic. 

Appropriate Use Criteria on Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Appropriate use criteria (AUC) provide treatment recommendations on a patient-specific level using evidence from AAOS clinical practice guidelines, along with clinician expertise and experience. A multidisciplinary clinician writing panel creates realistic patient profiles who may present with a particular orthopaedic disease in a clinical setting. A separate multidisciplinary clinician voting panel uses a modified Delphi method to rate the appropriateness of various procedures for those patient profiles.

Measure 109, Osteoarthritis Function and Pain

In 2014, the AAOS executed a measure transition agreement with the American Medical Association/Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (AMA/PCPI) to assume the measure maintenance and stewardship responsibilities for the Osteoarthritis: Function & Pain Assessment (OAFP) measure.


This report describes updates made to the OAFP measure during the measure evaluation process, specifically background information on the measure and its development, a description of the update, the impacts of the changes on the measure cohort and outcome, and overall measure results.

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