Guidelines in development. The potential toxicity of glucosamine is low, though some patients exposed to glucosamine may show elevations in serum glucose levels 36. In prior systematic reviews, apparent benefits of hyaluronic acid injections in OA have been reported. Tai chi is strongly recommended for patients with knee and/or hip OA. Based on the available evidence, either strong or conditional recommendations were made for or against the approaches evaluated. A number of studies have demonstrated potential analgesic benefits with various ablation techniques but, because of the heterogeneity of techniques and controls used and lack of long‐term safety data, this recommendation is conditional. Strong recommendations were also made for weight loss in patients with knee and/or hip OA who are overweight or obese, self‐efficacy and self‐management programs, tai chi, cane use, first CMC joint orthoses, tibiofemoral bracing, topical NSAIDs for knee OA and oral NSAIDs for hand, knee, and/or hip OA, and intraarticular glucocorticoid injections for knee and/or hip OA. Conditional recommendations are those for which the majority of informed patients would choose to follow the recommended course of action, but some would not 14, 15. A hierarchy of outcome measures assessing pain and function in OA was developed based on the published literature 8, 9. However, injection schedules, injection sites, and comparators have varied substantially between trials. 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Beyond Revision Surgery: Work‐Up and Interventional Treatments for the Painful Total Knee Arthroplasty. Topical capsaicin is conditionally recommended for treatment of knee OA due to small effect sizes and wide confidence intervals in the available literature. The efficacy of tai chi may reflect the holistic impact of this mind‐body practice on strength, balance, and fall prevention, as well as on depression and self‐efficacy. Conditional recommendations were made for balance exercises, yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy, kinesiotaping for first CMC OA, orthoses for hand joints other than the first CMC joint, patellofemoral bracing for patellofemoral knee OA, acupuncture, thermal modalities, radiofrequency ablation for knee OA, topical NSAIDs, intraarticular steroid injections and chondroitin sulfate for hand OA, topical capsaicin for knee OA, acetaminophen, duloxetine, and tramadol. Osteoarthritis of the knee. Sort Newest - oldest. When choosing among pharmacologic therapies, management should begin with treatments with the least systemic exposure or toxicity. Variability in the results of RCTs and meta‐analyses is likely driven, in part, by differences in the type of controls and the intensity of the control interventions used. A specific hierarchy of these various forms of exercise could not be discerned from the literature. American College of Rheumatology/Arthritis Foundation Guideline for the Management of Osteoarthritis of the Hand, Hip, and Knee - 2019. The feasibility and effectiveness of internet-based rehabilitation for patients with knee osteoarthritis. A substantial body of literature (see Evidence Report, Supplementary Appendix 2 [http://onlin;elibr;ary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/art.41142/;abstract]) supports a wide range of appropriate exercise options and suggests that the vast majority of OA patients can participate in, and benefit from with regard to pain and function, some form of exercise. Pain characteristics and biomarkers in treatment approaches for osteoarthritis pain, https;://www.rheum;atolo;gy.org/Pract;ice-Quali;ty/Clini;cal-Suppo;rt/Clini;cal-Pract;ice-Guide;lines, https;://www.rheum;atolo;gy.org/Pract;ice-Quali;ty/Clini;cal-Suppo;rt/Clini;cal-Pract;ice-Guide;lines/;Osteo;arthr;itis, http://onlin;elibr;ary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/art.41142/;abstract, https;://nccih.nih.gov/healt;h/massa;ge/massa;geint;roduc;tion.htm#hed2, http://guide;toptp;racti;ce.apta.org/conte;nt/1/SEC38.extract, https;://health.gov/pagui;delin;es/second-editi;on/report.aspx, https;://effec;tiveh;ealth;care.ahrq.gov/sites/;defau;lt/files/;pdf/nonph;arma-chron;ic-pain-cer-209.pdf. Today, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation (AF), released the 2019 ACR/AF Guideline for the Management of Osteoarthritis of the Hand, Hip and Knee. Well‐designed RCTs of hydroxychloroquine, conducted in the subset of patients with erosive hand OA, have demonstrated no efficacy. Few trials have addressed pulsed vibration therapy, and in the absence of adequate data, we conditionally recommend against its use. 1. Characterization of Individuals with Osteoarthritis in the United States and Their Use of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Supplements. The place of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the current osteoarthritis guidelines. Whole-Body Vibration as Antihypertensive Non-Pharmacological Treatment in Hypertensive Individuals with Knee Osteoarthritis: Randomized Cross-Over Trial. Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of a combination of chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate for knee and hip osteoarthritis in real clinical practice. Manual therapy techniques may include manual lymphatic drainage, manual traction, massage, mobilization/manipulation, and passive range of motion and are always used in conjunction with exercise (http://guide;toptp;racti;ce.apta.org/conte;nt/1/SEC38.extract). Stem cell injections are strongly recommended against in patients with knee and/or hip OA. The Effects of Tai Chi and Qigong on Immune Responses: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. In addition, gloves may offer benefit by providing warmth and compression to the joints of the hand. Modern approaches to the treatment of osteoarthritis. We thank Suzanne Schrandt, Angie Botto‐van Bemden, and Jaffe Marie with the Arthritis Foundation for their involvement throughout the guideline development process. Transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TENS) is strongly recommended against in patients with knee and/or hip OA. There is concern regarding the heterogeneity and lack of standardization in available preparations of stem cell injections, as well as techniques used. As the most prevalent inflammatory arthritis, gout afflicts about 9.2 million U.S. adults; still, quality of care gaps remain. *** = Hand orthosis recommendations: first carpometacarpal (CMC) joint neoprene or rigid orthoses for first CMC joint OA (strongly recommended), orthoses for joints of the hand other than the first CMC joint (conditionally recommended). Methods A list of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic modalities commonly used to manage knee, hip, and hand OA as well as clinical scenarios representing patients with symptomatic hand, hip, and knee OA were generated. Though far less well studied than tai chi, yoga may be helpful in OA through a similar blend of physical and psychosocial factors. In addition, there is a lack of a clear biologic understanding of how efficacy would vary with the type of salt studied. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity. In the studies reviewed, sessions generally occurred 3 times weekly, but varied from 2 to 6 times weekly. Guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis iii Second edition About this guideline The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) first developed Guidelines for the non-surgical management of hip and knee osteoarthritis in 2009. As none of these agents were approved for use by the FDA and the longer‐term data were not available at the time of the literature review and Voting Panel meeting, we are unable to make recommendations regarding the use of anti‐NGF therapy. Differences between diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis and spondyloarthritis. Evidence suggests that duloxetine has efficacy in the treatment of OA when used alone or in combination with NSAIDs; however, there are issues regarding tolerability and side effects. These programs use a multidisciplinary group–based format combining sessions on skill‐building (goal‐setting, problem‐solving, positive thinking), education about the disease and about medication effects and side effects, joint protection measures, and fitness and exercise goals and approaches. Acupotomy Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Synergistic effects of hip/knee osteoarthritis and comorbidities on mobility and self-care limitations among older adults: Cross-sectional analysis of the Oxford pain, Activity and Lifestyle study. Few studies have employed monitoring devices or pre‐ and postintervention assessment of cardiovascular or musculoskeletal fitness, so targets using these devices or assessments are not available. Overall, exercise programs are more effective if supervised, often by physical therapists and sometimes in a class setting, rather than when performed by the individual at home. Thus, conditional recommendations are particularly value‐ and preference‐sensitive and always warrant a full shared decision‐making approach involving a complete and clear explication of benefits, harms, and burdens in language and in a context that patients understand 16. Topical capsaicin is conditionally recommended for patients with knee OA and conditionally recommended against in patients with hand OA. Use of the lowest possible doses for the shortest possible length of time is prudent, particularly since a recent systematic review and meta‐analysis suggests that less pain relief occurs during longer trials in the treatment of non‐cancer chronic pain 30. Although one might expect balance exercises to help reduce the risk of falls in patients with OA, RCTs to date have not addressed this outcome in this population, and the low quality of evidence addressing the use of balance exercises necessitates only a conditional recommendation for balance exercises. Nonetheless, glucosamine remains among the most commonly used dietary supplements in the US 31, and clinicians should be aware that many patients perceive that glucosamine is efficacious. Management of knee osteoarthritis in primary care. Although RCTs are considered the gold standard for evaluation, a number of limitations of RCTs proved particularly important in the formulation of the final recommendations: possible publication bias (favoring publication of positive results), inadequate blinding, and inadequate provision of active comparators and appropriate sham alternatives. Patient Panel input demonstrated a high level of understanding concerning addiction potential, but also included an appreciation for the role of these agents when other pharmacologic and physical options have been ineffective. Comment in Arthritis Rheum. Important directions for research include gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the optimal types of exercises and the modifications that should be used based on disease location and severity, study of the intensity of exercise that would be optimal for a given individual (https;://health.gov/pagui;delin;es/second-editi;on/report.aspx), defining optimal footwear for patients with knee and hip OA and understanding the interaction between footwear and exercise, conducting rigorous RCTs for physical modality options in hand OA, assessing a broader array of outcomes, including fall prevention, assessing optimal use of oral, topical, and injectable agents alone and in combination, obtaining a better understanding of the role of integrative medicine, including massage, herbal products, medical marijuana, and additional mind‐body interventions, and exploring agents with novel mechanisms of action for prevention and treatment. Osteoarthritis physical activity care pathway (OA-PCP): results of a feasibility trial. Arthritis & Rheumatology. To develop an evidence‐based guideline for the comprehensive management of osteoarthritis (OA) as a collaboration between the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the Arthritis Foundation, updating the 2012 ACR recommendations for the management of hand, hip, and knee OA. Though a single small study of an oral bisphosphonate suggested a potential analgesic benefit in OA, the preponderance of data shows no improvement in pain or functional outcomes. These 2019 ACR/AF recommendations for the management of OA are based on the best available evidence of benefit, safety, and tolerability of physical, educational, behavioral, psychosocial, mind‐body, and pharmacologic interventions, as well as the consensus judgment of clinical experts. Duloxetine is conditionally recommended for patients with knee, hip, and/or hand OA. Although effect sizes are generally small, the benefits of participation in self‐efficacy and self‐management programs are consistent across studies, and risks are minimal. While this guideline did not address the relative merits of different NSAIDs, there is evidence suggesting that certain agents may have more favorable side effect profiles than others 25-27. We focused on management options that are available in the US and, for pharmacologic therapies, we additionally focused on agents that are available in pharmaceutical‐grade formulations, thus eliminating most nutraceuticals. An overview of a general approach to management of OA is outlined in Figure 1 for recommended options, but no specific hierarchy of one option over another is implied other than on the basis of strength of the recommendation. However, each patient should be assessed for the presence of medical conditions, such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, heart failure, gastrointestinal bleeding risk, chronic kidney disease, or other comorbidities, that might have an impact on their risk of side effects from certain pharmacologic agents, as well as injuries, disease severity, surgical history, and access to and availability of services (transportation, distance, ability to take time off work, cost, insurance coverage) that might have an impact on the choice of physical, psychological, and mind‐body approaches. This treatment has not been evaluated in hand OA and, therefore, no recommendation is made with regard to OA of the hand. Due to lack of data, no recommendation can be made regarding use of yoga to help manage symptoms of hip OA. Documents related to the 2019 Osteoarthritis Guideline: American College of Rheumatology Recommendations for the Use of Nonpharmacologic and Pharmacologic Therapies in Osteoarthritis of the Hand, Hip, and Knee - 2012. During the GRADE analysis, clinical trials involving physical modalities and mind‐body approaches were often designated as yielding low‐quality evidence because blinding with regard to the active treatment was not always possible. All rights reserved. Health educators, National Commission for Certification Services–certified fitness instructors, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, physicians, and patient peers may lead the sessions, which can be held in person or online. Dr. Hochberg has received consulting fees, speaking fees, and/or honoraria from Bone Therapeutics, Bristol‐Myers Squibb, EMD Serono, IBSA, and Theralogix LLC (less than $10,000 each) and from Eli Lilly, Novartis Pharma AG, Pfizer, and Samumed LLC (more than $10,000 each), royalties from Wolters Kluwer for UpToDate, owns stock or stock options in BriOri BioTech and Theralogix LLC, and is President of Rheumcon, Inc. Dr. Block has received consulting fees, speaking fees, and/or honoraria from Zynerba Pharma, GlaxoSmithKline, and Medivir (less than $10,000 each) and royalties from Agios, GlaxoSmithKline, Omeros, and Daiichi Sankyo for human chondrosarcoma cell lines. ACR recommendations are not intended to dictate payment or insurance decisions. Yoga is conditionally recommended for patients with knee OA. Dr. Kwoh has received consulting fees, speaking fees, and/or honoraria from Astellas, Fidia, GlaxoSmithKline, Kolon TissueGene, Regeneron, Regulus, Taiwan Liposome Company, and Thusane (less than 10,000 each) and from EMD Serono, and Express Scripts (more than $10,000 each). Practical considerations (e.g., frequent hand washing) and the lack of direct evidence of efficacy in the hand lead to a conditional recommendation for use of topical NSAIDs in hand OA. The choice of any single or group of interventions may vary over the course of the disease or with patient and provider preferences, and is optimally arrived at through shared decision‐making. In 2020, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) published new guidelines for comprehensive management of hand, hip, and knee osteoarthritis. Kinesiotaping is conditionally recommended for patients with knee and/or first CMC joint OA. There is no uniformly accepted level of pain at which a patient should or should not exercise, and a common‐sense approach of shared decision‐making between the treating clinician and the patient regarding when to initiate an exercise program is advisable. Tumor necrosis factor inhibitors and interleukin‐1 receptor antagonists have been studied in trials using both subcutaneous and intraarticular routes of administration. We thank the patients who (along with author Kathleen Gellar) participated in the Patient Panel meeting: Cindy Copenhaver, LMT, Donna Dernier, Fletcher Johnson, Nancy J. Maier, Travis Salmon, Elise Sargent, and Linda Walls. Enter your email address below and we will send you your username, If the address matches an existing account you will receive an email with instructions to retrieve your username, This article is published simultaneously in. The Arthritis Foundation is proud to have partnered with the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) on the development and release of these guidelines for the management of osteoarthritis (OA) of the hand, knee and hip. Clinicians and patients should engage in shared decision‐making that accounts for patients’ values, preferences, and comorbidities. Intentional weight loss in overweight and obese patients with knee osteoarthritis: is more better? and you may need to create a new Wiley Online Library account. A welcome sign of relief for many patients and clinicians alike, the American College of Rheumatology are offering a preview of the 2020 guidelines for the treatment of osteoarthritis . MiR-146a-5p promotes IL-1β-induced chondrocyte apoptosis through the TRAF6-mediated NF-kB pathway. Precision medicine in osteoarthritis: not yet ready for prime time. κ This guideline applies to patients with OA with no specific contraindications to the recommended therapies. 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