Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic, progressive disease resulting in loss of function and pain due to articular cartilage loss and represents the most common disease among musculoskeletal disorders [7, 8, 15].
Various strategies for the treatment for medial OA of the knee including conservative and operative treatment options are currently used. Surgical treatment includes, among others, high tibial osteotomy (HTO), unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA), and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Conservative treatment comprises a variety of different options including analgesic and/or anti-inflammatory medication, bracing, physiotherapy, and intra-articular injections of corticosteroids or viscosupplements. The general problem with conservative treatment is that despite amelioration of symptoms, the progressions of OA are usually unhalted .
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