Current treatment methods in osteoarthritis
Demet Uçar 1 * , Mehtap Bozkurt
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1 Diyarbakır Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Diyarbakır, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Osteoarthritis, the most common chronic disease in the joints, resulting destruction. It is the most common cause of pain and loss of function in society. The primary goal of treatment, to educate patients about the course and results of the disease, to prevent the progression of joint damage and alleviate pain, and provide functionality in activities of daily living. To date, several options are defined on the treatment of osteoarthritis. In this review, current non-surgical methods of treatment will be discussed in osteoarthritis.


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Article Type: Review

J Clin Exp Invest, 2012, Volume 3, Issue 1, 137-140

Publication date: 13 Mar 2012

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