What is the prognosis of osteoarthritis (OA)?

Updated: Jun 10, 2020
  • Author: Carlos J Lozada, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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The prognosis in patients with osteoarthritis depends on the joints involved and on the severity of the condition. No proven disease-modifying or structure-modifying drugs for osteoarthritis are currently known; consequently, pharmacologic treatment is directed at symptom relief.


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