Guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis

Recommendations

Acupuncture

Non-pharmacological interventions 

Acupuncture

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

Recommendation

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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