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Currently, there are many studies on the improvement of the treatment of osteoarthritis to try to slow down its course. Some even consider rejuvenation of the joint, and this is a frequent reason for consulting. For the time being, stem cell therapies or other products such as “platelet-rich plasma” are in the experimental phase, and there is no clear evidence on their suitable indications and their effects.
In the surgical field, there is work on developing procedures that could prolong the life of the joint without a replacement. There are many treatment options being assessed, such as a transplant of the meniscus, transplant of chondrocytes, or different osteotomies (bone cuts) to treat the sequelae of childhood joint disorders, or the changes after injuries.
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Substantiated information by:
Ana Isabel Monegal BrancosRheumatologistRheumatology Department
Anna Martín CortésPhysiotherapistRehabilitation Department
Felipe Julio Ramirez GarciaRheumatologistRheumatology Department
Jenaro A. Fernández-Valencia LabordeTraumatologistOrthopedic Surgery and Traumatology Department
Nuria Sapena ForteaNurseOrthopedic Surgery and Traumatology Department
Rosa Marina FernandezNurseOrthopedic Surgery and Traumatology Department
Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018
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