• ACR, Arthritis Foundation guidelines favor nondrug therapy over TENS, stem cells for OA

    8 monthes ago - By Healio

    ATLANTA - Health care providers should avoid prescribing transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation or stem cell injections in favor of more comprehensive management - including nonpharmacological interventions such as tai chi - for hip, knee and hand osteoarthritis, according to draft guidelines presented at ACR/ARP 2019.
    “The new guideline emphasizes a comprehensive approach to the management of osteoarthritis rather than stepwise linear management,” Sharon L. Kolasinski, MD, of the division of rheumatology at the University of Pennsylvania, said in a press
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