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May 2017
Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease of the synovial joints, resulting in pain accompanied by varying degrees of functional limitation and reduced quality of life.

This clinical care standard describes the care that should be received by patients aged 45+ when they have knee pain and may have knee osteoarthritis. It covers initial clinical assessment, ongoing conservative management over the course of the condition and referral to surgery, if required.

Main sections:

• Osteoarthritis of the knee clinical care standard

• About the clinical care standards

• Comprehensive assessment

• Diagnosis

• Education and self-management

• Weight loss and exercise

• Medicines used to manage symptoms

• Patient review

• Surgery

• Indicator to support patient experience
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