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We read with interest the recent ‘Top tips in 2 minutes: Osteoarthritis of the knee’, which was published in the May issue of the BJGP.1 Although written in an engaging style it is baffling that such an article should appear just 2 months after the published NICE osteoarthritis guidelines and yet contain no reference to them.
While certain pieces of advice contained in the article are consistent with the NICE osteoarthritis guidelines (notably ‘don't leave surgery too late’), it also substantially diverges in many places:
We would encourage readers of BJGP seeking Top Tips in 2 minutes on this subject should consult the NICE osteoarthritis guidelines 2-page summary and the accompanying version for members of the public.
Top Tips in 2 Minutes for the May issue was compiled in January 2008, a month before the NICE guidelines were published. A correction was published in the June issue with reference to the latest NICE guidance. DOI: 10.3399/bjgp08X302907.