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El tratamiento y control de la osteoartritis involucra cambios en el estilo de vida, medicamentos, otros tratamientos, terapias alternativas y complementarias, y cirugía.

Los objetivos del tratamiento incluyen:

  • Controlar el dolor
  • Mejorar la movilidad y el uso de las articulaciones
  • Minimizar la discapacidad, regresar la función normal
  • Desacelerar el avance de la osteoartritis
  • Proteger a las articulaciones del desarrollo de osteoartritis

El tratamiento involucra lo siguiente:

Cambios en el estilo de vida
Medicamentos
Cirugía
Terapias alternativas y complementarias
Otros tratamientos

Referencias:

Arthritis Foundation website. Disponible en: http://www.arthritis.org/.

Conn's Current Therapy. 54th ed. W.B. Saunders Company; 2002.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Disponible en: http://www.niams.nih.gov/.

Manek NJ, Lane NE. Osteoarthritis: current concepts in diagnosis and management. American Family Physician. 2000;51(6). Disponible en: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0315/p1795.html.



Last reviewed septiembre 2010 by Marcin Chwistek, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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