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ACR Guidelines Update

Author(s)/Faculty: Amanda E. Nelson, MD, MSCR
Release Date: 12/1/2012Expiration Date: 12/1/2013
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 0
Content Type: MonographProvider:
An estimated 27 million US adults were affected by osteoarthritis in 2005, and as the population ages, prevalence of the disease is expected to increase. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) recently issued recommendations for treatment of hand, hip and knee OA using the GRADE approach. These recommendations update the last set of ACR guidelines published in 2000, and build on recommendations from the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR, 2003–2007), Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI, 2008) and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS, 2008).