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Volume:3 Issue:12 Number:12 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #8199
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

12-wk multimodal non-surgical program effective in improving knee osteoarthritis symptoms

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The efficacy of 12 weeks non-surgical treatment for patients not eligible for total knee replacement: a randomized controlled trial with 1-year follow-up

Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2015 Sep;23(9):1465-75

Contributing Authors: ST Skou S Rasmussen MB Laursen MS Rathleff L Arendt-Nielsen O Simonsen EM Roos

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Dr. S.T. Skou discusses the efficacy of a 12 week multimodal non-surgical intervention for patients with knee OA not eligible for TKR.


100 patients with knee osteoarthritis not eligible for total knee replacement were randomly assigned to either a 12-week non-surgical program (MEDIC treatment), consisting of neuromuscular exercise, educational sessions, insoles, diet changes, and pain medication, or to usual care with educational pamphlets. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a multi-modal non-surgical treat...

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