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Osteoarthritis

Pharmacological treatment
Acetaminophen for osteoarthritis
Diacerein for osteoarthritis
Doxycycline for osteoarthritis of the knee or hip
Glucosamine therapy for treating osteoarthritis
Intraarticular corticosteroid for treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee
Oral or transdermal opioids for osteoarthritis of the knee or hip
Rofecoxib for osteoarthritis
S-Adenosylmethionine for osteoarthritis of the knee or hip
 Tramadol for osteoarthritis
Viscosupplementation for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee

 Exercise and Rehabilitation
Aquatic exercise for the treatment of knee and hip osteoarthritis
Braces and orthoses for treating osteoarthritis of the knee
Continuous passive motion following total knee arthroplasty in people with arthritis
Electromagnetic fields for the treatment of osteoarthritis
Exercise for osteoarthritis of the hip
Exercise for osteoarthritis of the knee
Home versus center based physical activity programs in older adults
Intensity of exercise for the treatment of osteoarthritis 
Interventions to improve adherence to exercise for chronic musculoskeletal pain in adults
Multidisciplinary rehabilitation programmes following joint replacement at the hip and knee in chronic arthropathy
Pre-operative education for hip or knee replacement
Surface neuromuscular electrical stimulation for quadriceps strengthening pre and post total knee replacement

Surgery
Mobile bearing vs fixed bearing prostheses for total knee arthroplasty for post-operative functional status in patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
Operative and non-operative treatment options for dislocation of the hip following total hip arthroplasty
Osteotomy for treating knee osteoarthritis
Posterior versus lateral surgical approach for total hip arthroplasty in adults with osteoarthritis
Processed versus fresh frozen bone for impaction bone grafting in revision hip arthroplasty
Retention versus sacrifice of the posterior cruciate ligament in total knee replacement for treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
Surgery for shoulder osteoarthritis
Surgery for thumb (trapeziometacarpal joint) osteoarthritis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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