Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Osteoarthritis of the knee: new technologies to help the sick – TopSanté

To restore movement in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, the new technology is put to use by the medical group Sanofi.

Moving is the key issue for all patients with OA of the knee, which is why the pharmaceutical company Sanofi launches a new program “Osteoarthritis in motion” and offers patients and physicians with tools for better management of knee osteoarthritis (OA of the knee).

“Today, the goal of any patient is to regain the movement,” says Professor Pascal Richette Doctor rheumatologist at the Hospital Lariboisière in Paris.

“This requires a multidisciplinary care around the patient, using several health professionals and a range of therapeutic solutions more efficient .

This program offers 2 applications: Arthmouv (mobile app dedicated to patients with knee osteoarthritis) and 3D Knee, an iPad application to better understand the anatomy of the knee, the knee OA symptoms and the . mechanical impact of the disease

“This device is also supplemented by two websites: Sanofi-arthrose.fr to know everything about the disease, and retrouverlemouvement.fr, to promote exercise and return movement, “said the laboratory in a statement.

The website www.retrouverlemouvement.fr is exclusively dedicated to the indispensable remobilization and takes the bias to bring practices and targeted responses with supporting video as “Moving is good for knee osteoarthritis, provided to move properly,” said Dr. Jean-Marie Coudreuse, doctor in charge of the medical unit of the pole Sports Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Marseille Salvator hospital.

Knee osteoarthritis affects 3.5 million French, or 1 almost 10 million French with OA . Too often regarded as simply wear due to aging, osteoarthritis is a real disease, which, if it does not heal, heals. This disease involves the three tissues of the joint: cartilage, subchondral bone (bone area below the cartilage) and synovial membrane that lines the inside of the joint

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