Q. How Common is OA ?
- OA is the most common joint disorder, one of the most common chronic diseases in the elderly, and a leading cause of disability
- Approximately 50% of people > 70 years have some form of OA
- 80% of the patients with OA have some degree of limitation of movement, and 25% can not perform their major daily activities
- Prevalence in men >women below 50 yrs
- Above 50 yrs women affected > men