Guidance for implementing best practice therapeutic exercise for people 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, Søren T Skou, Louise M Thoma, Elizabeth Wellsandt, Daniel K White, Kim Bennell
Arthritis Care & Research | Published : 2020
OBJECTIVE: Therapeutic exercise is a recommended first-line treatment for people with knee and hip osteoarthritis. 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 to synthesize current literature informing the implementation of therapeutic exercise for people with knee and hip osteoarthritis. METHODS: Narrative review focusing on evidence from systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials. RESULTS: Therapeutic exercise is safe for people with knee and hip osteoarthritis. Numerous ..View full abstract