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2021 Jul 07

BMJ Open



Disentangling treatment pathways for knee osteoarthritis: a study protocol for the TREATright study including a prospective cohort study, a qualitative study and a cost-effectiveness study.


Bruhn S M, Ingelsrud L H, Bandholm T, Skou S T, Schroder HM, Reventlow S, Møller A, Kjellberg J, Kallemose T, Troelsen A
BMJ Open. 2021 Jul 07; 11(7):e048411.
PMID: 34233992.


Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is associated with chronic knee pain and functional disability that negatively affect the ability to carry out normal daily activities. Patients are offered a large variety of non-surgical treatments, often not in accordance with clinical guidelines. This observational study will provide a comprehensive overview of treatment pathways for knee OA during the first 2 years after consulting an orthopaedic surgeon, including timing and order of treatment modalities, predictors of treatment outcomes, cost-effectiveness of treatment pathways and patients' views on different treatment pathways.