Ottawa panel guidelines for knee OA, part 3 of 3: land-based aerobic exercise programs

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Takeaway

  • The Ottawa Panel selected and statistically analyzed controlled trials of aerobic exercise programs for knee osteoarthritis (KOA).

Why this matters

  • These guidelines agree with previous ones in recommending aerobic exercise for KOA, citing its benefits for pain reduction, physical function, and QoL.

Key details

  • The panel found 5 high-quality studies (3 with n100).
  • A 4-wk twice-weekly leg exercise program with both aerobic and strengthening components was recommended for improved physical function.
  • An 8-wk supervised individual and group exercise program with both aerobic and strengthening components was strongly recommended for pain relief.
  • A 10-wk individualized aerobic and strengthening ...