Guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis



Non-pharmacological interventions 


The evidence for different forms of acupuncture (ie traditional, laser, electro) was considered separately (Appendix 5 of the Guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis: Technical document).

Intervention: Acupuncture – Knee and/or hip


We suggest not offering acupuncture (ie traditional, laser, electro) for people with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis (OA).

Strength of recommendation

Conditional against recommendation

Quality of evidence

Low (knee)
Very low (hip)

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