Treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: evidence-based guideline, 2nd edition

J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013 Sep;21(9):571-6. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-21-09-571.


Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee: Evidence-Based Guideline, 2nd Edition, is based on a systematic review of the current scientific and clinical research. This guideline contains 15 recommendations, replaces the 2008 AAOS clinical practice guideline, and was reevaluated earlier than the 5-year recommendation of the National Guideline Clearinghouse because of methodologic concerns regarding the evidence used in the first guideline. The current guideline does not support the use of viscosupplementation for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. In addition, the work group highlighted the need for better research in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Evidence-Based Medicine / methods*
  • Humans
  • Orthopedics / methods*
  • Osteoarthritis, Knee / therapy*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*