RN Poll: Your Non-Drug Management of Knee OA

Feb 19, 2014

With no "magic bullet" for knee osteoarthritis (OA), few good randomized trials for guidance about non-pharmacological management, and conflicting expert consensus about options such as hyaluronic acid injections, physicians are left to their own judgment about this exceedingly common rheumatic condition. What's your preferred advice for patients with new-onset knee OA? Answer our poll, and check your choices against those of your peers.

With no "magic bullet" for knee osteoarthritis (OA), few good randomized trials for guidance about non-pharmacological management, and conflicting expert consensus about options such as hyaluronic acid injections, physicians are left to their own judgment about this exceedingly common rheumatic condition. So what is your best judgment about patients with new-onset knee OA (once you've recommended NSAIDs, with the appropriate cautions)?

The American College of Rheumatology says its 2012 recommendations for management of knee osteoarthritis aren't intended to be used in a "cookbook" fashion. Which time-honored recipe do you swear by to ease your patients' pain from knee osteoarthritis, and to guide them in self-management?

Share your wisdom with your peers, and check their judgment against your own in this easy poll.

 

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