Society for translational medicine-expert consensus on the treatment of osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as osteoarthrosis, is the most prevalent form of joint pathology. It is attributed to diverse causes like joint injury, obesity, aging, and genetic predisposition. The result is the degeneration of the articular cartilage, the subchondral bone, and the entire joint organ. The articular cartilage destruction, typical of OA, is associated with joint space narrowing and periarticular hypertrophic changes. Chronic knee pain significantly affects quality of life (1). People suffering from OA are often confused about the management of their condition. Healthcare professionals must provide support and clear advice on the possible ways to regulate symptoms like pain and decreased physical function, which have an impact on self-efficacy and social engagement.