This guidance has been replaced by CG177 Osteoarthritis
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
This guidance updates and replaces NICE technology appraisal 27 (published in July 2001).
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Centre for Acute and Chronic Conditions (NCGC-ACC) The National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions is no longer active.