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Project Information - Osteoarthritis of the Knee Clinical Care Standard

This clinical care standard aims to improve the assessment and management of knee osteoarthritis to enhance a patient’s symptom control, joint function, quality of life and participation in usual activities, and lessen the disability caused by the condition. The standard is currently under review.


The Osteoarthritis of the Knee Clinical Care Standard provides advice to clinicians, consumers, and health services on key components of care including:

  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Diagnosis
  • Education and self-management
  • Weight loss and exercise
  • Medicines used to manage symptoms
  • Patient review
  • Surgery.


The Commission is currently reviewing and updating the Osteoarthritis of the Knee Clinical Care Standard to ensure currency with relevant guidelines and clinical practice. The revised Standard is expected to be published in mid-2024. 

Review process

A group comprised of individuals with relevant expertise in the management of knee osteoarthritis and experience in the Australian healthcare system is providing clinical advice, expertise and consumer input to the review. The review also involves feedback from key stakeholders and organisations. 

The first Osteoarthritis of the Knee Clinical Care Standard was developed with advice from a Topic Working Group, some of whom have provided input to the current review.

Review Group members

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