Guidance for Implementing Best Practice Therapeutic Exercise for Patients With Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis: What Does the Current Evidence Base Tell Us?
Melanie A Holden, Kate Button, Natalie J Collins, Yves Henrotin, Rana S Hinman, Jesper B Larsen, Ben Metcalf, Hiral Master, Soren T Skou, Louise M Thoma, Elizabeth Wellsandt, Daniel K White, Kim Bennell
ARTHRITIS CARE & RESEARCH | WILEY | Published : 2021
Therapeutic exercise is a recommended first-line treatment for patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis (OA); however, there is little specific advice or practical resources to guide clinicians in its implementation. As the first in a series of projects by the Osteoarthritis Research Society International Rehabilitation Discussion Group to address this gap, we aim in this narrative review to synthesize current literature informing the implementation of therapeutic exercise for patients with knee and hip OA, focusing on evidence from systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials. Therapeutic exercise is safe for patients with knee and hip OA. Numerous types of therapeutic exercise (inc..View full abstract
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Dr. Hinman's work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (Senior Research Fellowship grant 1154217). Dr. Skou's work was supported by Region Zealand (Exercise First grant) and the European Research Council under the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program (grant 801790). Dr. Wellsandt's work was supported by the Rheumatology Research Foundation (Investigator award) and the NIH (grant R21--AR--075254). Dr. Bennell's work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (Investigator grant 1174431).