alexa Osteoarthritis of the Knee–Need for Risk Factor Modifi
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Review Article

Osteoarthritis of the Knee–Need for Risk Factor Modification.

Mukundraj S Keny*1, Vilas N Sadekar2, and Shivanand M Bandekar2
  1. Departments of Pharmacology Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa, India
  2. Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa, India
Corresponding Author: Department of Pharmacology, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa- 403202, India. Received: 04/08/2014 Accepted: 29/08/2014
 

Abstract

Osteoarthritis of the knee is a common problem among the elderly population. Therapy of osteoarthritis includes use of non pharmacological, pharmacological and surgical approaches. In management of osteoarthritis, it is important that we know all the risk factors responsible for it. The purpose of this article is to provide a review of risk factors and the therapies modifying these factors based on the established literature, as well as recently available literature. PubMed, Cochrane databases and Science Direct search was performed and relevant articles were identified. This review provides an overview of evidence based guidelines for risk factor modification approach in osteoarthritis.

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