Jun 1, 2014 Issue
Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the AAOS [Practice Guidelines]

This clinical guideline from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) updates the one previously published in 2008 and addresses treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis in adults 19 years and older.

Apr 1, 2013 Issue
ACR Issues Recommendations on Therapies for Osteoarthritis of the Hand, Hip, and Knee [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has released updated recommendations for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the hip and knee, and has developed new recommendations for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the hand. These recommendations are categorized as strong or conditional.

Mar 1, 2013 Issue
Analgesics for Osteoarthritis [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]

What are the comparative effectiveness, benefits, and adverse effects of oral and topical analgesics for osteoarthritis?

Jan 1, 2012 Issue
Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Osteoarthritis is a common degenerative disorder of the articular cartilage associated with hypertrophic bone changes. Risk factors include genetics, female sex, past trauma, advancing age, and obesity. The diagnosis is based on a history of joint pain worsened by movement, which can lead to disabil...

Jun 1, 2011 Issue
Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis [Article]

Knee osteoarthritis is a common disabling condition that affects more than one-third of persons older than 65 years. Exercise, weight loss, physical therapy, intra-articular corticosteroid injections, and the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and braces or heel wedges decrease pain and imp...

May 15, 2011 Issue
Painless Nodules in the Fingers [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

May 1, 2010 Issue
Opioids for Osteoarthritis of the Knee or Hip [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Compared with placebo, the benefits achieved from opioid therapy are modest in terms of pain relief and improvement in function, and do not outweigh the increase in adverse effects. No single opioid stands out as more effective or safer than the rest.

Feb 15, 2010 Issue
Osteoarthritis of the Hip [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of nondrug, drug, and surgical treatments for osteoarthritis of the hip?

Sep 1, 2008 Issue
Shoulder Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Management [Article]

Osteoarthritis of the shoulder is a gradual wearing of the articular cartilage that leads to pain and stiffness. As the joint surface degenerates, the subchondral bone remodels, losing its sphericity and congruity. The joint capsule also becomes thickened, leading to further loss of shoulder rotatio...

Aug 15, 2008 Issue
Glucosamine [Article]

Glucosamine is one of the most popular dietary supplements sold in the United States. Most clinical trials have focused on its use in osteoarthritis of the knee. The reported adverse effects have been relatively well studied and are generally uncommon and minor. No significant supplement-drug intera...

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