Tuesday, February 19, 2008

OA and Evidence Based Treatment Recommendations

First I'd like to thank my colleague at Evidence Based Rehab for for bringing to my attention this document released by the Osteoarthritis Research Society International on their recommendations for treatment of knee and hip osteoarthritis. As I and many of my colleagues would have previously opined, Physical Therapy should figure prominently in the management of this disorder and based on this document the evidence is compelling. This is also consistent with the recent recommendations of the American Heart Association.

This is yet another example of the mantra now being repeated often by my colleagues at the Evidence in Motion Blog, "You got drugs, you got surgery, you got us."