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Nonoperative treatment approach to knee osteoarthritis in the master athlete.

Huleatt JB, Campbell KJ, Laprade RF - Sports Health (2014)

Bottom Line: Knowledge of the treatment of knee osteoarthritis is needed to keep the master athlete active.Level 4.These treatment modalities can help keep the aging athlete active, which in itself plays an important role in reducing the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis.

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Affiliation: Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, Colorado.

ABSTRACT

Context: Middle-age and elderly participants in athletic activities frequently encounter the chronic disabling process of osteoarthritis. Knowledge of the treatment of knee osteoarthritis is needed to keep the master athlete active.

Objective: This article reviews the current scientific evidence regarding recommendations for the maturing athlete, specifically discussing the strengths and weaknesses of dietary and lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, bracing, supplements, pharmacotherapies, and biologics in the management of knee osteoarthritis.

Level of evidence: Level 4.

Conclusion: These treatment modalities can help keep the aging athlete active, which in itself plays an important role in reducing the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis.

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Rosenberg view radiograph of knees. Note the right knee with severe osteoarthritis characterized by osteophytes, subchondral sclerosis and cysts, joint space narrowing, and effusion.
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fig1-1941738113501460: Rosenberg view radiograph of knees. Note the right knee with severe osteoarthritis characterized by osteophytes, subchondral sclerosis and cysts, joint space narrowing, and effusion.

Mentions: Knee osteoarthritis (OA), a frequent complication of sports-related joint injury, is the most prevalent musculoskeletal disease in the master athlete.48 Characterized by cartilage loss and inflammation of the synovium, patients are often plagued by pain and discomfort.22 Physical examination findings include warmth, swelling, weakness, and restricted range of motion. Radiographs reveal osteophytes, subchondral sclerosis and cysts, joint space narrowing, and effusions (Figure 1).80


Nonoperative treatment approach to knee osteoarthritis in the master athlete.

Huleatt JB, Campbell KJ, Laprade RF - Sports Health (2014)

Rosenberg view radiograph of knees. Note the right knee with severe osteoarthritis characterized by osteophytes, subchondral sclerosis and cysts, joint space narrowing, and effusion.
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fig1-1941738113501460: Rosenberg view radiograph of knees. Note the right knee with severe osteoarthritis characterized by osteophytes, subchondral sclerosis and cysts, joint space narrowing, and effusion.
Mentions: Knee osteoarthritis (OA), a frequent complication of sports-related joint injury, is the most prevalent musculoskeletal disease in the master athlete.48 Characterized by cartilage loss and inflammation of the synovium, patients are often plagued by pain and discomfort.22 Physical examination findings include warmth, swelling, weakness, and restricted range of motion. Radiographs reveal osteophytes, subchondral sclerosis and cysts, joint space narrowing, and effusions (Figure 1).80

Bottom Line: Knowledge of the treatment of knee osteoarthritis is needed to keep the master athlete active.Level 4.These treatment modalities can help keep the aging athlete active, which in itself plays an important role in reducing the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, Colorado.

ABSTRACT

Context: Middle-age and elderly participants in athletic activities frequently encounter the chronic disabling process of osteoarthritis. Knowledge of the treatment of knee osteoarthritis is needed to keep the master athlete active.

Objective: This article reviews the current scientific evidence regarding recommendations for the maturing athlete, specifically discussing the strengths and weaknesses of dietary and lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, bracing, supplements, pharmacotherapies, and biologics in the management of knee osteoarthritis.

Level of evidence: Level 4.

Conclusion: These treatment modalities can help keep the aging athlete active, which in itself plays an important role in reducing the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus