In a recent study published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, researchers compared 2-year results from two randomized studies to determine what treatment – non-surgical management or total knee replacement – fits the needs of the individual patient with knee osteoarthritis.
The study found that the patients who had surgery performed after a non-surgical treatment experienced greater pain relief and improvement than those with the surgery alone. Read the full article to learn why it’s important for the patient to undergo an optimal non-surgical treatment program before considering surgery.
The GLA:D® program is an education and exercise program that has helped thousands of people with hip and knee osteoarthritis manage their symptoms of pain and loss of function. Using DADOS, the GLA:D team is able to collect outcomes of participants across the country with all data housed in a single database. DADOS allows for seamless participant registration, survey completion, and offers reminders for follow-up surveys at the prescribed time points.