Guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis

Recommendations

Nutraceuticals

Herbal therapies, supplements and nutraceuticals

Nutraceuticals


 

Intervention: Glucosamine – Knee and/or hip

Recommendation

We suggest not offering glucosamine for people with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis (OA).

Strength of recommendation

Conditional against recommendation

Quality of evidence

Very low (knee)
Low (hip)

Intervention: Chondroitin – Knee and/or hip

Recommendation

We suggest not offering chondroitin for people with knee and/or hip OA.

Strength of recommendation

Conditional against recommendation

Quality of evidence

Very low

Intervention: Glucosamine and chondroitin in compound form – Knee and/or hip

Recommendation

We suggest not offering glucosamine and chondroitin in compound form for people with knee and/or hip OA.

Strength of recommendation

Conditional against recommendation

Quality of evidence

Very low

Intervention: Vitamin D – Knee and/or hip

Recommendation

We suggest not offering vitamin D for people with knee  and/or hip OA.

Strength of recommendation

Conditional against recommendation

Quality of evidence

Low (knee)
Very low (hip

Intervention: Omega-3 fatty acids – Knee and/or hip

Recommendation

We suggest not offering omega-3 fatty acids for people with knee and/or hip OA.

Strength of recommendation

Conditional against recommendation

Quality of evidence

Very low

Intervention: Collagen – Knee and/or hip

Recommendation

We are unable to recommend either for or against the use of collagen for people with knee and/or hip OA.

Strength of recommendation

Conditional (neutral) recommendation

Quality of evidence

Low (knee)
Very low (hip)

Intervention: Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) – Knee and/or hip

Recommendation

We are unable to recommend either for or against the use of MSM for people with knee and/or hip OA.

Strength of recommendation

Conditional (neutral) recommendation

Quality of evidence

Very low

Intervention: Diacerein – Knee and/or hip

Recommendation

We suggest not offering diacerein for people with knee and/or hip OA.

Strength of recommendation

Conditional against recommendation

Quality of evidence

Very low

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