CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Revista Chilena de Ortopedia y Traumatología 2021; 62(03): e201-e207
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1740096
Artículo de Revisión | Review Article

Non-Surgical Management of Knee Osteoarthritis: Are Complementary Oral Medications Effective?

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1  Departmento de Cirugía Ortopédica, Facultad de Medicina Clínica Alemana Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago de Chile, Chile
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Rafael Calvo Rodriguez
1  Departmento de Cirugía Ortopédica, Facultad de Medicina Clínica Alemana Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago de Chile, Chile
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1  Departmento de Cirugía Ortopédica, Facultad de Medicina Clínica Alemana Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago de Chile, Chile
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1  Departmento de Cirugía Ortopédica, Facultad de Medicina Clínica Alemana Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago de Chile, Chile
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1  Departmento de Cirugía Ortopédica, Facultad de Medicina Clínica Alemana Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago de Chile, Chile
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David Figueroa
1  Departmento de Cirugía Ortopédica, Facultad de Medicina Clínica Alemana Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago de Chile, Chile
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Abstract

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive disease of the synovial joints that causes pain, functional impairment, disability, and progressive degeneration of the joint. Regarding its treatments, especially in early stages, there are different interventions to avoid its development and progression and also to achieve an adequate management of symptoms, and there are unconventional oral medical treatments with controversial evidence. The objective of the present paper is to provide an update, to specialists in Orthopedics and Traumatology, regarding the current evidence on complementary oral therapies in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. References are made to the most widely used and studied complementary pharmacological methods, mentioning the method of action and the consequences studied on knee osteoarthritis. The article ends with a table of recommendations based on current evidence.



Publication History

Received: 30 August 2020

Accepted: 24 September 2021

Publication Date:
22 December 2021 (online)

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