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Revista Cubana de Reumatología

versión On-line ISSN 1817-5996

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SOLIS CARTAS, Urbano et al. Use of medical ozone as a combination therapy in the treatment of knee conditions. Rev Cuba Reumatol [online]. 2020, vol.22, n.2, e751.  Epub 01-Ago-2020. ISSN 1817-5996.

Introduction:

For the anatomical characteristics, the knees are the joint group with the highest number and frequency of conditions, which generates different degrees of disability. Therefore, it is necessary to achieve control of the diseases that affect this joint group. Medical ozone, used as combination therapy, represents a therapeutic alternative.

Objective:

To expose the advantages of using medical ozone as a combined therapy in the treatment of knee injuries.

Method:

A therapeutic intervention performed to 232 patients with inflammatory and degenerative lesions, to whom medical ozone applied as combined therapy, with prior informed consent. The Health Assessment Questionnaire used to determine functional capacity and laboratory tests performed to identify the intensity of the inflammatory process. The McNemar test used to find changes in functional capacity and in the intensity of the inflammatory process.

Results:

The average age was 52.31 years, predominance of patients between 50 and 59 years (34.05%); there was a higher percentage of female patients (69.83%) and degenerative processes (58.19%). After ozone therapy, patients with mild pain prevailed (67.67%) and only 19 (8.19%) maintained severe joint pain. There was a considerable decrease in disability: 106 cases (45.69%) reported disability, while 126 patients (54.31%) had no disability.

Conclusions:

The application of medical ozone as combined therapy contributes to reducing the intensity of pain and disability of patients with inflammatory and degenerative processes that affect the knees.

Palabras clave : osteoarthritis; functional capacity; rheumatic disease; Inflammation; knee; ozone.

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