Research recommendation(s) from an individual piece of guidance
|Guidance||Osteoarthritis: care and management|
|Date issued||February 2014|
Research recommendations coming out of this guidance
- Treatments for osteoarthritis in very old people:- What are the short-term and long-term benefits of non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments for osteoarthritis in very old people (for example, aged 80 years and older)?
- Combinations of treatments for osteoarthritis:- What are the benefits of combinations of treatments for osteoarthritis, and how can these be included in clinically useful, cost-effective algorithms for long-term care?
- Treating common presentations of osteoarthritis for which there is little evidence:- What are effective treatments for people with osteoarthritis who have common but poorly researched problems, such as pain in more than one joint or foot osteoarthritis?
- Biomechanical interventions in the management of osteoarthritis:- Which biomechanical interventions (such as footwear, insoles, braces and splints) are most beneficial in the management of osteoarthritis, and in which subgroups of people with osteoarthritis do they have the greatest benefit?
- Treatments that modify joint structure in people with osteoarthritis:- In people with osteoarthritis, are there treatments that can modify joint structure, resulting in delayed structural progression and improved outcomes?