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This blog post is one of a series from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Full Guideline for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis.

Recommendation 11 – The AAOS is unable to recommend for or against the use of acupuncture to treat osteoarthritis of the knee.

The research team examined 14 different studies regarding how acupuncture effects arthritic knees.  The results of the studies were conflicting.  That is why the Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons cannot recommend for or against the use acupuncture as a treatment option for osteoarthritis of the knee.  The evidence is inconclusive.