May 2017

AAOS releases guidelines for hip OA

The Rosemont, IL-based American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in April released a new clinical practice guideline (CPG) on treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip.

“The strongest CPG recommendations supported the use of intraarticular corticosteroids, physical therapy, and non-narcotic pharmacologic management as conservative treatments for patients with hip osteoarthritis prior to total hip replacement surgery,” said Greg­ory Polkowski, MD, chair of the hip OA CPG work group.

The CPG is available at orthoguidelines.org and through the AAOS mobile app.

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- Emily Delzell

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