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- Osteoarthritis (OA) is the single most common cause of disability in older adults.1
- OA can be a large barrier to mobility and independence.2
- Chronic pain can lead to multiple losses for an individual, including social activities and a sense of self-worth.3
- Chronic pain caused by OA has an impact on:4–9
- ability to keep active
- mental health
- healthy ageing
- heart health
- daily life.
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- OA in General Practice 2013. Arthritis Research UK, page 4. Available at: www.versusarthritis.org/media/2115/osteoarthritis-in-general-practice.pdf (accessed May 2021)
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- Martire LM, et al. Pain 2013; 154: 1725–31
- Wilkie R, et al. Rheumatology 2014; 53: 459–64
- Agarwal P and Sambamoorthi U. J Gen Int Med 2015; 30: 1803–11
- Clynes MA, et al. Aging Clin Exp Res 2019; 31: 1049–56
- Conaghan PG, et al. Rheumatology 2015; 54: 270–77
- OARSI. Osteoarthritis: A Serious Disease, Submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 1, 2016
Date of preparation: May 2021