The polysaccharides used in the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) mainly include sodium hyaluronate, chondroitin sulfate, chitosan, xanthan gum, Low molecular weight heparin, alginate and other polysaccharides. This review summarizes the recent advances in the chemistry and biological activities of polysaccharides for the treatment of OA.
Keywords: Osteoarthritis; Polysaccharides; Therapy.
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