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The Non-Surgical Management of Hip & Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) (2014)

Image of Hip and Knee OA GuidelineThe OA CPG recommends a framework that includes a structured evaluation and diagnosis of Veterans and Service Members who may be suffering from hip and knee OA. Additionally, the CPG provides treatment options, including pharmacological, non-pharmacological, complementary and alternative medicine, as well as options for referral for surgical consultation.

Disclaimer:This Clinical Practice Guideline is intended for use only as a tool to assist a clinician/healthcare professional and should not be used to replace clinical judgment.

About the CPG Guideline Links Related Guidelines
The guideline is formatted as one algorithm.
Questions about the OA Guideline
OA Full Guideline (2014)
OA Summary (2014)
OA Patient Summary (2014)
OA Pocket Card (2014)
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