Original Publication Date: >1 May, 2015
Publication / Source: International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology
Authors: Natalie D Dautovich, Patricia A Parmelee & Caitlan A Tighe
Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent of the musculoskeletal disorders  and affects approximately 10% of men and 13% of women over the age of 60 years . Given the aging of the population and rising obesity rates, the prevalence of osteoarthritis, particularly in weight-bearing joints, can only be expected to increase. The consequences of osteoarthritis can be devastating, including an increased risk for developing physical and mental disabilities and decreased quality of life [3,4]. Innovative approaches are needed to better understand and remedy the cycle of distress that is osteoarthritis.