New Treatments to Prevent, Delay Osteoarthritis

Transforming OA into a modifiable disease process

Constance R. Chu, MD

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and a leading cause of disability worldwide. The disease has traditionally been associated with aging and described using clinical and radiographic criteria reflective of advanced biologic and structural changes of joint destruction. Consequently, disease-modifying treatments are lacking and clinical treatment of OA is palliative until joint replacement.

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