A Pragmatic Trial to Determine the Benefit of Exercise Incentives and Corticosteroid Injections for Osteoarthritis of the Knee
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July 2019 -
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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...