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Current treatment methods in osteoarthritis

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Author(s): Demet Uçar | Mehtap Bozkurt

Journal: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Investigations
ISSN 1309-8578

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 137;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Osteoarthritis | medical treatment | outcome

ABSTRACT
Osteoarthritis, the most common chronic disease in thejoints, resulting destruction. It is the most common causeof pain and loss of function in society. The primary goalof treatment, to educate patients about the course andresults of the disease, to prevent the progression of jointdamage and alleviate pain, and provide functionality inactivities of daily living. To date, several options are definedon the treatment of osteoarthritis. In this review, currentnon-surgical methods of treatment will be discussedin osteoarthritis. J Clin Exp Invest 2012; 3(1): 137-140
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