Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2017097
Title: Outpatient management of knee osteoarthritis
Authors: Liow, Yiyang
WANG EE JEN,WILSON 
LOH WENG KEONG VICTOR 
Keywords: Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Medicine, General & Internal
General & Internal Medicine
knee
osteoarthritis
treatment
INTRAARTICULAR HYALURONIC-ACID
ELECTRICAL NERVE-STIMULATION
PAIN
VISCOSUPPLEMENTATION
CHONDROITIN
INJECTIONS
THERAPIES
EXERCISE
TAPE
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2017
Publisher: SINGAPORE MEDICAL ASSOC
Citation: Liow, Yiyang, WANG EE JEN,WILSON, LOH WENG KEONG VICTOR (2017-10-01). Outpatient management of knee osteoarthritis. SINGAPORE MEDICAL JOURNAL 58 (10) : 580-584. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2017097
Abstract: © 2017, Singapore Medical Association. All rights reserved. Osteoarthritis of the knee is a common disease that causes significant disability. Most patients can be managed conservatively in the outpatient setting. A small minority require surgery. The cornerstones of treatment are weight loss, exercise and analgesia. Walking aids, medial patellar taping, acupuncture and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation are useful management adjuncts. Current evidence does not support routine prescription of glucosamine and chondroitin supplements. Early consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon should be made when conservative measures fail.
Source Title: SINGAPORE MEDICAL JOURNAL
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/162769
ISSN: 0037-5675
DOI: 10.11622/smedj.2017097
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