Ottawa panel guidelines for knee OA, part 2 of 3: strengthening exercise programs

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  • The Ottawa Panel selected and statistically analyzed controlled trials for strengthening exercises for knee osteoarthritis (KOA).
Why this matters
  • These guidelines update and agree with previous guidelines on the benefits of strengthening exercises for KOA, including pain reduction, improved physical function, and better QoL.
Key details
  • The panel found 26 high-quality randomized controlled trials of a variety of exercise options, and it issued multiple recommendations graded A, B, and C+ on an A to D− letter-grade...