Welcome to the PATIENT+ decision aid

How can this decision aid help you?

As part of normal aging, we slowly lose the smooth surface of the knee joint. This is called knee arthritis. People can adapt to the changes. Pain relievers like acetaminophen and ibuprofen can help. Some types of physical exercise can also relieve pain and improve function.

Injections are also an option. Injections don’t cure or slow arthritis. An injection might give some people pain relief for a few months.

This decision aid describes the pluses and minuses of having an injection or not.

You can print the result of this decision aid. You can go through it with your medical team, family, and friends.


This decision aid is written by:

M.H.F. Keulen, K.M. Koenig, T. Teunis and D. Ring.

Version 1; 30-06-17

All authors indicated to have no conflict of interest associated with this decision aid. Completed ICMJE Conflict of Interest Forms of all authors and PATIENT+ employees are on file and can be viewed on request.