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MBST - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Therapy in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis, the Long-Term Follow Up - Case Report

Volume 11 - Issue 2

Krpan D*

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    • Professor of Dalibor Krpan, Poliklinika K CENTAR, Croatia
    • *Corresponding author: Krpan D, Professor of Dalibor Krpan, Poliklinika K-CENTAR, Zagreb, Croatia

Received: November 11, 2018;   Published: November 20, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.11.002068

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Osteoarthritis is among the most common medical problems. Symptomatic treatment with temporary effect and orthopedic surgery, such as hip’s and knee’s replacement is still a standard approach and the only choice for many patients. However, this is not solving the problem entirely, regarding the functional ability of the skeleton as a whole, so most of the patients continue to suffer during life. MBST- nuclear magnetic resonance therapy could be a new treatment possibility as a supplement or an alternative to conventional treatments. A number of scientific studies done on the cell culture and animal model confirmed the effect of MBST on proliferation and viability of chondrocytes, as well as osteoblasts with consequent stimulation of regeneration of the cartilage and stimulation of bone formation, while clinical studies demonstrate effects on pain relief in osteoarthritis. However, the problem of reliable evaluation of the treatment effect in osteoarthritis, which is not related only to MBST but treatments in general, is the fact that there is no “in vivo” measurable parameter for objective assessment of the therapeutic effect.

Thus a majority of clinical trials related to the evaluation of the treatment effect of osteoarthritis are based on assessments of subjective parameters, such as pain and mobility, which makes them less objective due to a possible “placebo” effect. Therefore, this “case report”, despite the fact that it is “dog case” and only one case can be considered as the valuable evidence in the evaluation of the therapeutic effect of MBST - the nuclear magnetic resonance therapy, because of long-term follow up and the fact that there is no “placebo effect” in dogs.

Keywords : Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Therapy; Osteoarthritis; Pain-Relief Treatment; Hip Dysplasia

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