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- Osteoarthritis (OA) is the single most common cause of disability in older adults.1
- People with OA often experience depression, impaired physical functioning, and ability to perform daily activities.2
- One in five people consult primary and secondary care about a musculoskeletal problem in England.3
- OA may be associated with some types of cardiovascular disease.4
- Chronic pain caused by OA has an impact on:2,5–9
- daily life
- mental health
- healthy ageing
- heart health
- ability to keep active.
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- OARSI. Osteoarthritis: A Serious Disease, Submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 1, 2016
- Jordan KP, Jöud A, Bergknut C, et al International comparisons of the consultation prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions using population-based healthcare data from England and Sweden. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2014;73:212-218.
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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
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- Conaghan PG, et al. Rheumatology 2015; 54: 270–77
Date of preparation: May 2021