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Osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful condition that can affect one or more whole joints. It is characterized by loss of cartilage often coupled with low-grade inflammation and changes to the bone closest to the joint. This results in pain, stiffness, and trouble easily moving the joint. Physical disability arising from pain and loss of functional capacity reduces quality of life and further increases risk of morbidity. Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful condition that can affect one or more whole joints. It is characterized by loss of cartilage often coupled with low-grade inflammation and changes to the bone closest to the joint. This results in pain, stiffness, and trouble easily moving the joint. Physical disability arising from pain and loss of functional capacity reduces quality of life and further increases risk of morbidity.

“According to the United Nations, by 2050 people aged over 60 will account for more than 20% of the world’s population. Of that 20%, a conservative estimate of 15% will have symptomatic OA, and one-third of these people will be severely disabled. This means that by 2050, 130 million people will suffer from OA worldwide, of whom 40 million will be severely disabled by the disease.6 Costs associated with OA include costs for adaptive aids and devices, medicines, surgery, and time off at work”