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Osteoarthritis - management options in general practice.
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PMID:  20877763     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis, characterised by joint pain and stiffness, is a common and significant chronic disease, reducing mobility and causing considerable impact on quality of life. Multiple evidence based management options are available.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to summarise the main management options suggested in The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Guideline for the nonsurgical management of hip and knee osteoarthritis and to also highlight those that are not recommended.
DISCUSSION: Following diagnosis based primarily on history and examination, management focuses on optimising quality of life by providing self management advice combined with appropriate pharmacological and nonpharmacological strategies, aiming to reduce acute exacerbations, prevent complications and delay progression.
Authors:
Suzanne McKenzie; Amanda Torkington
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian family physician     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0300-8495     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326701     Medline TA:  Aust Fam Physician     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  622-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
General Practice and Rural Medicine, School of Medicine & Dentistry, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland. mckenzie1@jcu.edu.au
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