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