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Management of moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis

Authors
Leticia Alle Deveza, MD
Kim Bennell, PhD
Section Editor
David Hunter, MD, PhD
Deputy Editor
Monica Ramirez Curtis, MD, MPH

INTRODUCTION

All patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) should have appropriate interventions that include a combination of nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment modalities. In contrast to patients with mild knee OA, patients with moderate to severe knee OA generally require additional interventions given the degree of functional impairment and impact on quality of life.

The management of moderate to severe knee OA is reviewed here. Separate topic reviews on OA as well as knee pain include the following:

(See "Pathogenesis of osteoarthritis".)

(See "Risk factors for and possible causes of osteoarthritis".)

(See "Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of osteoarthritis".)

                    

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