Guidelines

OARSI has published Recommendations for Conducting Clinical Trials in Osteoarthritis in the May, 2015 issue of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage now available online. 

Contents include:

  • Statistical and design issues
  • Biomarker qualification
  • Imaging: hip, knee, and hand
  • Knee OA: structure and symptom modification
  • Hip OA: structure and symptom modification
  • Hand OA: structure and symptom modification
  • Non-pharmacologic Trials: diet and exercise
  • Surgical Trials
  • Rehabilitation Trials
  • Primary OA Prevention of Joint Injury
  • Implementation Trials

Treatment Guidelines for the non-surgical treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee that, for the first time, are targeted to differing patient characteristics are also available. These guidelines, which were published in the March 2014 issue of the journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, offer physicians and patients a more personalized approach for choosing the best course of treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee.

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