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Which of the following received a strong recommendation against it by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in the most recently released (2nd) edition of the Clinical Practice Guideline on the Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee?
Arthroscopic debridement in patients with a primary diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the knee
Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy in patients with a primary diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the knee with a torn meniscus
Valgus-producing high tibial osteotomy in patients with symptomatic medial compartment osteoarthritis of the knee
Free-floating interpositional devices in patients with symptomatic medial compartment osteoarthritis of the knee
None were issued as strong recommendations due to a lack of high strength evidence for or against
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Which of the following non-operative treatments for osteoarthritis has the best evidence to support its use?
Combination of supervised and home exercise programs
Hyaluronic acid injections
Lateral heel wedge
Which of the following statements is true about racial disparities in total joint arthroplasty?
The rate of surgical intervention for African American males is lower than white or Hispanic males
The rate of surgical intervention for Hispanics is higher than that for whites
The rate of surgical intervention for white males is lower than for African American males
There is no difference in the rate of surgical intervention between whites, Hispanics, or African Americans
The rate of surgical intervention is equal for Hispanic and white males
According to the 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' Guidelines for the treatment of symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee, which of the following treatments was recommended and strongly supported?
NSAIDs or tramadol
Glucosamine and/or chondroitin
Arthroscopic lavage and/or debridement
Which of the following is an example of an antalgic gait pattern not typically seen in clinical practice?
Patient's knee is maintained in slight flexion throughout the stance period for ipsilateral knee arthritis
Patient's contralateral step length is shortened with ipsilateral ankle arthritis
Patient leans their trunk laterally over the painful leg during stance phase with ipsilateral hip arthritis
Patient ambulates on their toes with an ipsilateral calcaneal stress fracture
Patient ambulates predominately through the heel for ipsilateral knee arthritis
According to the latest recommendations made by the AAOS in their clinical guidelines for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, which of the following nonoperative treatment modalities has the weakest supporting evidence for the treatment for knee osteoarthritis?
Intra-articular hyaluronic acid injections
Intra-articular corticosteroid injections