What are the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) recommendations for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of the hand?

Updated: Oct 12, 2020
  • Author: Carlos J Lozada, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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For hand osteoarthritis, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) conditionally recommends using one or more of the following:

  • Topical capsaicin

  • Topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) - Including trolamine salicylate

  • Oral NSAIDs

  • Tramadol

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