The State of the Science in the Prevention and Management of Osteoarthritis

Experts Recommend Ways to Increase Nurses’ Awareness and Knowledge of Osteoarthritis

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Laura Robbins is a senior vice president for education and academic affairs at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City. Marjorie G. Kulesa is a past president of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses and the nurse coordinator for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY. Contact authors: Laura Robbins (robbinsl@ and Marjorie G. Kulesa (mkulesa@ The authors acknowledge Phyllis Tower for her help in searching the literature and writing. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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This executive summary was produced by the American Journal of Nursing (AJN), which is publishing it in its March 2012 issue. For access to all of the articles in this special AJN supplement on osteoarthritis, go to

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Robbins, L., Kulesa, M.G. The State of the Science in the Prevention and Management of Osteoarthritis. HSS Jrnl 8, 151–158 (2012).

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