Updated recommendations for hand, hip, and knee osteoarthritis therapy

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Date: Apr. 2012
From: The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine(Vol. 29, Issue 3)
Publisher: CMP Medica, LLC
Document Type: Article
Length: 633 words
Lexile Measure: 1560L

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The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2000 recommendations for hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) have been updated, and new recommendations for hand OA have been developed, the organization announced. The recommendations, aimed at improving the treatment of patients with these disorders, call for the use of a combination of pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies.

The ACR creates and updates criteria sets and clinical practice guidelines to help researchers and clinicians identify and manage challenging rheumatologic diseases. The OA recommendations are based on the consensus judgment of clinical experts from a wide range of disciplines and are informed by available evidence. They balance the benefits and harms of pharmaceutical and nonpharmaceutical modalities and incorporate the experts' preferences and values.

The updated hip and knee OA recommendations were developed with a new methodology that includes systematic literature reviews and the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach, a system recognized for rating recommendations on quality, strength, and transparency. Highlighted...

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