- Controlling pain
- Improving mobility and joint use
- Minimizing disability, returning normal function
- Slowing the progression of osteoarthritis
- Protecting other joints from developing osteoarthritis
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 06/2013 -
- Update Date: 06/01/2013 -
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