Authors: A.V. Makogonchuk1, Yu.O. Bezsmertnyi2, L.Ye. Atamanchuk2
1 National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsia, Ukraine
2Research Institute for the Rehabilitation of Disabled People (Educational and Scientific Medical Center at the National Pirogov Memorial Medical University), Vinnytsia, Ukraine
The article presents the literature data and the results of our own investigation on the efficacy and safety of Muscomed cream in the treatment of patients with osteoarthritis of the knee joint. The study included 20 women (mean age 62 years). The study design included clinical and radiological examination of patients and survey using the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC) and the visual analogue scale at the beginning of treatment, on days 7 and 14 of using Muscomed cream. Muscomed cream was applied topically as a component of physiotherapeutic procedures as a part of a comprehensive conservative treatment.
Two weeks after completing the course of treatment, there was a significant decrease in the intensity of pain syndrome and a decrease in the total WOMAC index in patients who used Muscomed cream locally. There was also a more pronounced decrease in the need for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in patients of the main group. The safety and efficacy of the Muscomed cream in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee joints were demonstrated, which resulted in a decrease in the severity of pain syndrome and an improvement in the functional activity and quality of life of such patients.