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Treating knee pain in older adults

Friyana Bhabha

Practitioners under-prescribe key effective treatments: Education, exercise and weight loss

Take Home Messages: Practitioners treating older adults for knee pain (often associated with knee osteoarthritis or OA) underutilise core treatments such as education, exercise and weight loss. There is an early reliance on medication in initial treatment choices and surgery is commonly advised before other options have been tried. Self care plays an important role in the management of this condition, so it is very important th...

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