Decision Aid Summary

Title What are my options for managing hip or knee osteoarthritis?
Audience People with osteoarthritis.
Options included Level 0: Nothing, Chondroitin, Capsaicin, Glucosamine, TENS.
Level 1: Exercise, Healthy Weight, Acupuncture, Acetaminophen.
Level 2: NSAID creams, Insoles, Joint Injections (Steroid or Viscosupplement).
Level 3: NSAID pills.
Level 4: Opioid painkillers.
Level 5: See a surgeon about joint replacement.
Year of last update or review 2011
Format paper, PDF
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Tamara Rader and Peter Tugwell
Where was it developed? cmsg@uottawa.ca
University of Ottawa
Canada
Health condition Osteoarthritis
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
5 out of 9 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.