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Osteoarthritis Summary

Description: A progressive, degenerative joint disease, the most common form of arthritis, especially in older persons. The disease is thought to result not from the aging process but from biochemical changes and biomechanical stresses affecting articular cartilage. In the foreign literature it is often called osteoarthrosis deformans.

Also Known As: Arthritides, Degenerative; Degenerative Arthritides; Degenerative Arthritis; Osteoarthritides; Osteoarthroses Show All >>

Networked: 15203 relevant articles (1030 outcomes, 2695 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Osteoarthritis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Hyaluronic Acid (Hyaluronan) : 66 outcomes 125 studies in 531 results : IBA
  2. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents (NSAIDs) : 55 outcomes 99 studies in 452 results : IBA
  3. Diclofenac (SR 38) : 53 outcomes 127 studies in 285 results : FDA 39 Generic
  4. Glucosamine (Dona) : 46 outcomes 80 studies in 387 results : IBA
  5. Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) : 42 outcomes 54 studies in 181 results : FDA 409 Generic
  6. Naproxen (Naprosyn) : 40 outcomes 109 studies in 232 results : FDA 40 Generic
  7. celecoxib (Celebrex) : 38 outcomes 102 studies in 237 results : FDA 2
  8. Ibuprofen (Motrin) : 27 outcomes 77 studies in 192 results : FDA 197 Generic
  9. hylan : 21 outcomes 19 studies in 73 results : IBA
  10. Tramadol : 20 outcomes 26 studies in 62 results : FDA 28 Generic
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Diseases Related to Osteoarthritis

  1. Pain (Aches)
  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  3. Low Back Pain (Lumbago)
  4. Ankylosing Spondylitis
  5. Arthritis (Polyarthritis)
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Key Therapies for Osteoarthritis

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  1. Arthroplasty : 67 outcomes 260 studies in 2126 results
  2. Osteotomy : 42 outcomes 89 studies in 770 results
  3. Intra-Articular Injections : 37 outcomes 68 studies in 308 results
  4. Injections : 33 outcomes 40 studies in 232 results
  5. Viscosupplementation : 18 outcomes 11 studies in 137 results
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