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Osteoarthrosis or osteoarthritis? The name of the disease through the eyes of a practitioner

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The paper presents data on the clinical presentation and pathogenesis of osteoarthrosis (OA), the basis for which is both articular tissue inflammation and degeneration. It provides the ultrasonographic characteristics of synovitis in OA. The author describes anti-inflammatory therapy for knee OA in an exacerbation phase, by using amelotex, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug with selective inhibition of COX-2, and positive therapeutic results as reduced joint pain and swelling, increased volume of movements, and its good tolerability.

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N. A. Khitrov
Training-Research Medical Center, Department for Presidential Affairs of the Russian Federation
Russian Federation


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Khitrov N.A. Osteoarthrosis or osteoarthritis? The name of the disease through the eyes of a practitioner. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2010;2(4):85-90. (In Russ.)

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