The advice in the NICE guideline covers the treatment, advice and support that people who have osteoarthritis should be offered by their healthcare professional and when being referred to specialist care.
- exercise and physiotherapy
- alternative therapies
It does not specifically look at the care and management of related conditions (for example, rheumatoid arthritis and joint pain).
Responsibility for undertaking a review of this guidance at the designated review date has passed to the National Clinical Guidelines Centre for Acute and Chronic Conditions (NCGC-ACC) The National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions is no longer active.
This clinical guideline updates and partially replaces TA27 Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis - cox II inhibitors.
CG79 Rheumatoid arthritis also partially replaces TA27 Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis - cox II inhibitors.
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This page was last updated: 13 August 2013
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- Quick reference guide (PDF)
- NICE Guideline (PDF)
- Full Guideline (PDF)
- CG59 Osteoarthritis: deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
Information for the public
Consultation on review proposal with stakeholders: 06 May 2011 - 20 May 2011
Review decision date: June 2011
This guideline is currently being updated. Further information can be found on the Osteoarthritis update guideline in development page
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