Management of primary knee osteoarthritis and indications for total knee arthroplasty for general practitioners.

@article{Manen2012ManagementOP,
  title={Management of primary knee osteoarthritis and indications for total knee arthroplasty for general practitioners.},
  author={Mike D Van Manen and James Nace and M. Mont},
  journal={The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={112 11},
  pages={709-15}
}
Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, one of the most common causes of disability, continues to increase in prevalence as the older adult and obese populations grow. Often, the general practitioner is the first to evaluate a patient with a painful knee that has arthritis. Evidence-based evaluation and treatment guidelines recommend the use of nonoperative treatments before surgical treatment options such as total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are considered. Understanding available nonoperative treatment… CONTINUE READING