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Introduction: historical and current perspectives on osteoarthritis

  • Jean-Yves ReginsterEmail author
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Abstract

Osteoarthritis is an important issue for both the individual and society [1], and its public health impact continues to grow due to the ageing population, the rising prevalence of obesity and the lack of definitive treatments to prevent or halt the progress of the disease [2]. However, osteoarthritis is difficult to define, and a better understanding of its pathophysiology is required [1, 2].

Keywords

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Hyaluronic Acid Subchondral Bone Synovial Tissue Knee Osteoarthritis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Liege Public HealthLiegeBelgium

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