Conservative Treatment of Articular Cartilage Defects


Innumerable drug preparations are available for the treatment of articular cartilage lesions. Ongoing research studies show effectiveness. According to recommendations of leading specialists’ associations, all drugs besides NSAIDs and pure analgesics are divided into two groups: “Slow acting drugs in osteoarthritis” (SADOA) and “disease modifying osteoarthritis drugs” (DMOAD).


Articular Cartilage Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Glucosamine Sulfate Articular Cartilage Defect Calcific Tendinitis 
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