Practice guidelines in the management of osteoarthritis

Roy D Altman, Carlos Lozada

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common articular rheumatic disease. Practice guidelines have been developed to assist the practitioner in the care of patients with hip and knee OA. The guidelines divide the treatment strategy into nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic modalities. The nonpharmacologic or nonmedicinal approaches include patient education, psychosocial interventions, physical and surgical measures. Each of these are as important as the pharmacologic or medicinal measures. Medicinal measures can be subdivided into symptomatic therapy and disease modifying therapy. Even though all present therapies are aimed at symptoms, experimental therapies are being developed to alter the disease process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-24
Number of pages3
JournalOsteoarthritis and Cartilage
Volume6
Issue numberSUPPL. A
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

Fingerprint

Practice Guidelines
Osteoarthritis
Hip Osteoarthritis
Investigational Therapies
Knee Osteoarthritis
Patient Education
Therapeutics
Rheumatic Diseases
Education
Patient Care
Joints
Guidelines

Keywords

  • Guidelines
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Cite this

Practice guidelines in the management of osteoarthritis. / Altman, Roy D; Lozada, Carlos.

In: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, Vol. 6, No. SUPPL. A, 01.01.1998, p. 22-24.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{091029bcbb7e4a38899183ed13a26b7e,
title = "Practice guidelines in the management of osteoarthritis",
abstract = "Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common articular rheumatic disease. Practice guidelines have been developed to assist the practitioner in the care of patients with hip and knee OA. The guidelines divide the treatment strategy into nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic modalities. The nonpharmacologic or nonmedicinal approaches include patient education, psychosocial interventions, physical and surgical measures. Each of these are as important as the pharmacologic or medicinal measures. Medicinal measures can be subdivided into symptomatic therapy and disease modifying therapy. Even though all present therapies are aimed at symptoms, experimental therapies are being developed to alter the disease process.",
keywords = "Guidelines, Osteoarthritis, Therapy",
author = "Altman, {Roy D} and Carlos Lozada",
year = "1998",
month = "1",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "6",
pages = "22--24",
journal = "Osteoarthritis and Cartilage",
issn = "1063-4584",
publisher = "W.B. Saunders Ltd",
number = "SUPPL. A",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Practice guidelines in the management of osteoarthritis

AU - Altman, Roy D

AU - Lozada, Carlos

PY - 1998/1/1

Y1 - 1998/1/1

N2 - Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common articular rheumatic disease. Practice guidelines have been developed to assist the practitioner in the care of patients with hip and knee OA. The guidelines divide the treatment strategy into nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic modalities. The nonpharmacologic or nonmedicinal approaches include patient education, psychosocial interventions, physical and surgical measures. Each of these are as important as the pharmacologic or medicinal measures. Medicinal measures can be subdivided into symptomatic therapy and disease modifying therapy. Even though all present therapies are aimed at symptoms, experimental therapies are being developed to alter the disease process.

AB - Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common articular rheumatic disease. Practice guidelines have been developed to assist the practitioner in the care of patients with hip and knee OA. The guidelines divide the treatment strategy into nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic modalities. The nonpharmacologic or nonmedicinal approaches include patient education, psychosocial interventions, physical and surgical measures. Each of these are as important as the pharmacologic or medicinal measures. Medicinal measures can be subdivided into symptomatic therapy and disease modifying therapy. Even though all present therapies are aimed at symptoms, experimental therapies are being developed to alter the disease process.

KW - Guidelines

KW - Osteoarthritis

KW - Therapy

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0031780645&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0031780645&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 6

SP - 22

EP - 24

JO - Osteoarthritis and Cartilage

JF - Osteoarthritis and Cartilage

SN - 1063-4584

IS - SUPPL. A

ER -