Large cartilage lessions in patients over 60 years old are mainly associated with a degenerative environment and can be included in the definition of osteoarthritis (OA). OA is the most common cause of chronic disability in older adults: it leads to articular cartilage degeneration and ends in joint destruction. While in advanced OA unicompartimental or total arthroplasty remain the main choice for the orthopaedic surgeon, for the treatment of early stages with limited cartilage damage, numerous more conservative approaches have been proposed, such as pharmaceuticals or surgical techniques less invasive than a prosthesis.

Non-surgical and surgical approaches for osteoarthritis / Kon E; Filardo G; Perdisa F. - STAMPA. - (2012), pp. 71-85.

Non-surgical and surgical approaches for osteoarthritis

KON, ELIZAVETA;FILARDO, GIUSEPPE;
2012

Abstract

Large cartilage lessions in patients over 60 years old are mainly associated with a degenerative environment and can be included in the definition of osteoarthritis (OA). OA is the most common cause of chronic disability in older adults: it leads to articular cartilage degeneration and ends in joint destruction. While in advanced OA unicompartimental or total arthroplasty remain the main choice for the orthopaedic surgeon, for the treatment of early stages with limited cartilage damage, numerous more conservative approaches have been proposed, such as pharmaceuticals or surgical techniques less invasive than a prosthesis.
2012
Cartilage repair. Clinical Guidelines
71
85
Non-surgical and surgical approaches for osteoarthritis / Kon E; Filardo G; Perdisa F. - STAMPA. - (2012), pp. 71-85.
Kon E; Filardo G; Perdisa F
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