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VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines

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The Non-Surgical Management of Hip & Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) (2020)


Image of the cover of the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline The Non-Surgical Management of Hip and Knee OsteoarthritisThe 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

The guideline is formatted as a single clinical algorithm and 19 evidence-based recommendations.

Questions about the OA Guideline

Retired CPG's can be found on our archive page