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Press Release March, 2014- Updated Guidelines

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MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., March 4, 2014, —The Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI)
releases new evidence-based guidelines for the non-surgical treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee
that, for the first time, are targeted to differing patient characteristics. These guidelines, which were
published in the March 2014 issue of the journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, offer physicians and
patients a more personalized approach for choosing the best course of treatment for osteoarthritis of
the knee.

Non Surgical Management of Knee OA

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The two factors that most influence how osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is managed are the presence of other health conditions and involvement of other joint sites.  As such, for the first time, OARSI has developed guidelines for the non-surgical treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee that are stratified to each of four patient groups:  patients with knee-only OA and no comorbidities, patients with knee-only OA with comorbidities, patients with multi-joint OA and no comorbidities, and patients with multi-joint OA with comorbidities.  Comorbities included diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascu

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