Osteoarthrosis / "Arthrosis"
Osteoarthrosis, commonly called arthrosis, is a very important cause of disability in the elderly and one of the most frequent in permanent disability and retirement anticipated. The disease affects both genders equally, although after 50 years there is a slight predominance in women. Osteoarthritis is a disease that mainly affects the articular cartilage and is characterized by its progressive loss with consequent loss of function and the appearance of pain.
The initial treatment of osteoarthrosis is conservative (non-surgical) and consists of:
- Weight loss
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Functional rehabilitation programs in physiotherapy
- Use of external support - Canadian
When conservative arthrosis treatment does not get results or initial symptoms are very intense, surgical treatment appears as an option.