The Cost of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis  and affects approximately 27 million Americans. In 2004, OA-related hospital costs alone were estimated at $22.6 billion.

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The mission of the Osteoarthritis (OA) Action Alliance is to prevent and control osteoarthritis by promoting effective programs, policies and communication strategies.

September 6th, 2013

New education materials for people with joint pain and excess weight
The Weight Management Work Group has created pamphlets to assist individuals affected by excess weight and who are experiencing joint pain or have been diagnosed with arthritis to take action steps to improve their joint pain. These pamphlets detail how excessive weight affects joint pain/arthritis, the benefits of losing weight on joint pain/arthritis, and how to make healthy lifestyle changes. They are available in color and black and white and at different sizes for easy reading.

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