Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Multi-Modal Approach to Pain Management
The primary goal of these activities is to educate primary care physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners on the pathophysiology, clinical, and economic impact of osteoarthritis (OA), as well as the clinical relevance of current non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments options. The activities will also instruct clinicians on a multimodal approach to pain management for knee OA as determined by individual patient needs and the importance of implementing patient self-management programs for the management knee OA.
Speaker’s Bureau for Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Advisory Board for GlaxoSmithKline; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Olatec; Pfizer Inc.; Teva Pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Katz has not had any relevant financial relationships within the past 12 months with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.
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Clinical judgment must guide each clinician in weighing the possible risks, benefits, or contraindications of any diagnostics, interventions or treatments discussed. Clinicians should review manufacturers’ product information and consider these with the recommendations of other authorities when applying the assessment and/or clinical management strategies discussed in this activity to the care of their patients.
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