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Osteoarthritis: National clinical guideline for care and management in adults

Creator:

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Subject Keywords: The care and management of osteoarthritis in adults
Topic: Arthritis
Chronic Conditions
Conditions
Musculoskeletal condition
Chronic Conditions
Type: Guideline
Region: United Kingdom
Description:

The advice in the NICE guideline covers the treatment, advice and support that people who have osteoarthritis should be offered by their healthcare professional and when being referred to specialist care.
This includes:

  • diagnosis
  • education
  • exercise and physiotherapy
  • medicines
  • alternative therapies
  • surgery.

It does not specifically look at the care and management of related conditions (for example, rheumatoid arthritis and joint pain).
Responsibility for undertaking a review of this guidance at the designated review date has passed to the National Clinical Guidelines Centre for Acute and Chronic Conditions (NCGC-ACC) The National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions is no longer active.

Date:

27/02/2008

Rights: © NICE
Suggested citation:

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). (2008) Osteoarthritis: National clinical guideline for care and management in adults [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/96429 [Accessed: 21st April 2019].

  

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