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[Paradigm shift in the treatment of osteoarthrosis and the importance of prevention today]

DÖMSE Eszter1

FEBRUARY 24, 2022

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2022;32(01-02)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33616/lam.32.005

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[Osteoarthrosis is a major burden on our society, both in terms of health affairs and health economy. The increasing strain on joints by competitive sports and the grow­ing prevalence of sedentary lifestyle are coupled main factors behind the increas­ing occurence of osteoarthritis in younger generations. Its pathomechanism is re­cently recognised to be a combination of inflammatory and degenerative processes. Concerning the serious and even quality of life worsening outcomes and its growing and spreading prevalence, the role of prevention has become crucial. This study reviews the preventive options, emphasiz­ing the importance of recreational sport and physical activities, while presenting also the new generation of chondroprotective agents. ]

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  1. Pécsi Tudományegyetem, Általános Orvostudományi Kar, Sportmedicina Tanszék, Pécsi Tudományegyetem, Klinikai Központ, Ortopédiai Klinika

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