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USE OF ARTRADOL IN THE REHABILITATION TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH POST-TRAUMATIC KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS

N. V. KAPUSTINA (1), Т. D. KOBRAKOVA (2) 1 -RUSSIAN STATE UNIVERSITY OF PHYSICAL CULTURE, SPORTS, YOUTH AND TOURISM, MOSCOW, RUSSIA 2 -FEDERAL INDEPENDENT INSTITUTION MINISTRY OF DEFENCE «CENTRAL ARMY SPORTS CLUB, MOSCOW, RUSSIA
A study of efficacy, tolerability and safety of Artradol (Chondroitin sulfate) treatment for patients (retired athletes) with knee osteoarthritis was conducted. Symptom-modifying effect of Artradol on the reduction of pain and improved joint function was confirmed. Results demonstrated high efficacy of the drug at the initial stages of the disease, as well as its good tolerability and safety.
Keywords: 
posttraumatic osteoarthritis, sportsmen, knee joint, WOMAC index, chondroitin-sulphat, Artradol.