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Phone Calls Help

This is a continuation of our series of articles from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons’ Full Guideline for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis.

Recommendation 2- Regular contact to promote self-care by telephone significantly reduces the pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee.

The AAOS supports this treatment option due to the fact that telephone contact is inexpensive and has minimal negative side effects.  People feel better if a health care professional talks to them about their condition.