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Guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis
Summary of recommendations
We do not recommend offering oral opioids for people with knee and/or hip OA.
Strong against recommendation
Very low (hip)
We do not recommend offering transdermal opioids for people with knee and/or hip OA.
We do not recommend offering doxycycline for people with knee and/or hip OA.
Very low (hip)
We do not recommend offering strontium ranelate for people with knee and/or hip OA.
We do not recommend offering IL-1 inhibitors for people with knee and/or hip OA.
We do not recommend offering FGF for people with knee and/or hip OA.
We do not recommend offering viscosupplementation injection for people with hip OA.
We do not recommend offering stem cell therapy for people with knee and/or hip OA.
We do not recommend offering arthroscopic, lavage and debridement, meniscectomy and cartilage repair for people with knee OA unless the person also has mechanical symptoms of a clinically locked knee as per Australian Knee Society’s ‘Arthroscopy position statement’
Very low (lavage and debridement)
Very low (cartilage repair)
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Administrative-report.pdf (PDF 2.76 MB)
Algorithm-Holistic-assessment-diagnosis-and-management-of-knee-and-hip-osteoarthritis.pdf (PDF 0.05 MB)
Guideline-for-the-management-of-knee-and-hip-osteoarthritis-2nd-ed-Appendix-1.pdf (PDF 0.04 MB)
Guideline-for-the-management-of-knee-and-hip-osteoarthritis-2nd-ed-Appendix-2.pdf (PDF 0.05 MB)
Implementation-plan.pdf (PDF 1.79 MB)
Public-consultation-summary.pdf (PDF 0.29 MB)
Technical-document.pdf (PDF 5.79 MB)
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