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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Clinical Practice Guideline on The Treatment of Osteoarthritis (OA) of the Knee
John Richmond, MD; David Hunter, MBBS, MSc, PhD; James Irrgang, PT, PhD, ATC; Morgan H. Jones, MD; Lynn Snyder-Mackler, PT, ATC, SCS, ScD; Daniel Van Durme, MD; Cheryl Rubin, MD; Elizabeth G. Matzkin, MD; Robert G. Marx, MD; Bruce A. Levy, MD; William C. Watters, III, MD; Michael J. Goldberg, MD; Michael Keith, MD; Robert H. Haralson, III, MD, MBA; Charles M. Turkelson, PhD; Janet L. Wies, MPH; Sara Anderson, MPH; Kevin Boyer; Patrick Sluka, MPH; Justin St. Andre, MS; Richard McGowan, MLS
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Disclosure: The authors did not receive any outside funding or grants in support of their research for or preparation of this work. One or more of the authors, or a member of his or her immediate family, received, in any one year, payments or other benefits in excess of $10,000 or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity (DePuy-Mitek, Serica, Stryker Joint Preservation, DonJoy, DeRoyal). In addition, one or more of the authors, or a member of his or her immediate family, received, in any one year, payments or other benefits of less than $10,000 or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity (LifeNet, Wyeth, Arthrex, VOT Technologies). This guideline and the systematic review upon which it is based were funded by the AAOS, with additional funding received from the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM).

Disclaimer: This clinical guideline was developed by an AAOS physician volunteer Work Group and is provided as an educational tool based on an assessment of the current scientific and clinical information and accepted approaches to treatment. It is not intended to be a fixed protocol as some patients may require more or less treatment. Patient care and treatment should always be based on a clinician's independent medical judgment given the individual clinical circumstances.
The complete AAOS guideline can be found at http://www.aaos.org/research/guidelines/OAKguideline.pdf

Copyright ©2010 American Society for Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2010 Apr 01;92(4):990-993. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.I.00982
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