Talk to the Veterans Crisis Line now
U.S. flag
An official website of the United States government
ORD only    All VA Research websites

Office of Research & Development

print icon sign up for VA Research updates

Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: A Pragmatic Trial to Determine the Benefit of Exercise Incentives and Corticosteroid Injections for Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Principal Investigator:

Joshua Baker

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: July 2019 - June 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $74,785
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


PROJECT SUMMARY Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is one of the most prevalent and disabling conditions among veterans and accounts for high morbidity and high costs for the VA. Importantly, chronic reductions in physical activity in patients with KOA may worsen pain, physical function, and exacerbate the metabolic consequences of obesity. The current proposal aims to derive preliminary data to support a large pragmatic trial to address two important knowledge gaps in the management of KOA in order to i...

Questions about the R&D website? Email the Web Team.

Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.