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Table 11 Guideline recommendations for equipment

From: A critical appraisal of guidelines for the management of knee osteoarthritis using Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation criteria

  AAOS [10] EULAR [6] ICSI [9] Schnitzer/ACR [7]
Assistive devices for ambulation or activities of daily living Recommended (B) Recommended Recommended Recommended
Orthotic devices/braces/taping Recommended (B) Recommended (B) Recommended if heat/cold and medications are contraindicated or not effective Recommended
Appropriate footwear or insoles Recommended (B) Recommended (B) Recommended if heat/cold and medications are contraindicated or not effective Recommended
  1. AAOS, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; ACR, American College of Rheumatology; EULAR, European League Against Rheumatism; ICSI, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement.