VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines
The Non-Surgical Management of Hip & Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) (2020)
The OA CPG recommends a framework that includes a structured evaluation and diagnosis of Veterans and Service Members who may be suffering from hip and knee OA. Additionally, the CPG provides treatment options, including pharmacological, non-pharmacological, complementary and alternative medicine, as well as options for referral for surgical consultation.
Disclaimer:This Clinical Practice Guideline is intended for use only as a tool to assist a clinician/healthcare professional and should not be used to replace clinical judgment.
The guideline is formatted as a single clinical algorithm and 19 evidence-based recommendations.
Retired CPG's can be found on our archive page