Table 1: Osteoarthrosis-demographic data and data obtained from history taking in the beginning of treatment.

Criterion Hip joint Knee joint

Number of patients 939
Sex
 Female 625
 Male314
Age (years—mean) 63.460.7
Clinical symptoms
 Arthritis 100%100%
 Reduction of mobility 88.8%98.5%
 Crepitations in joints 44.4%62.0%
Radiological symptoms
 Narrowing of articular fissure 88.8%68.0%
 Irregularities of articular surface 33.3%37.4%
 Sclerosis/osteophyte44.4%30.5%
Main causes of osteoarthrosis
 Loading/overloading 55.5%67.3%
 Injuries 22.2%21.7%
 Defect of cartilage 11.1%20.4%
 Metabolic disturbances22.2%14.2%
Duration of disease (years)
 <233.5%
 2–5 31.6%
 5–10 55.5%21.9%
 >1044.4%13.0%
Engaged joint
 Right 66.6%49.1%
 Left 33.3%29.2%
 Both 21.2%