OARSI Guidelines for the Non-Surgical Management of Knee, Hip and Polyarticular Osteoarthritis 2019
November 2019 issue of Ostoearthritis and Cartilage, 27/11, available online at:
This initiative updated and expanded upon prior OARSI guidelines by developing patient-focused treatment recommendations for individuals with Knee, Hip, and Polyarticular osteoarthritis (OA) derived from expert consensus and based on objective review of high-quality meta-analytic data.
Clinical Trial Guidelines
Recommendations for Conducting Clinical Trials in Osteoarthritis
May 2015 issue of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 23/5, available online at:
Eleven separate working groups composed of OARSI members developed guidelines for conducting clinical trials in the areas of:
Osteoarthritis of the knee, hip and hand
Non pharmacologic therapies including Diet/Exercise, Injury Prevention, and Post Surgery Rehabilitation
Imaging/radiology of knee, hip, hand
This initiative is a good example of OARSI endeavors that aim for collaborative and fruitful discussions involving academic and industry members. OARSI Clinical Trial Guidelines are used by scientists, graduate students and clinical investigators worldwide and serve as the benchmark trial design. Guideline authors serve as authoritative leaders, mentors and collaborators for researchers developing progressively more advanced levels of investigation.
Japanese Roundtable on Treatment Guidelines