Medical Care of Knee Osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis. It gradually worsens with time. Osteoarthritis treatments can slow the progression of the disease, relieve pain and improve joint function. The present work aimed to study the clinical and therapeutic features of medical care of knee osteoarthritis. Knee osteoarthritis is a common disease in the elderly; however its prevalence is increasing among young adults.

Knee Osteoarthritis

Its medical care codified and is the subject of several guidelines like the recommendations of the European league anti rheumatic (EULAR) in 2003 for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Patients with knee osteoarthritis diagnosed with Knee OA according to the Using history, physical examination and radiographic findings: pain of a knee with at least one criterion of the following: Over 50 years of age, Stiffness<30 minutes, crepitus and osteophytes on knee radiographs. Age criterion was excluded for patients under 50 years old.


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