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Managing Osteoarthritis as a Chronic Disease: A New Treatment Paradigm

Author(s)/Faculty: Victoria Brander, MD
Release Date: 12/1/2012Expiration Date: 12/1/2013
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 0
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A perfect storm is brewing - an exponentially increasing prevalence of osteoarthritis, an aging baby boomer population, and an epidemic of obesity and chronic disease. By 2020, some statistics forecast the number of people with osteoarthritis will have doubled. Patients with OA are at a higher risk of death, and the greater the walking disability, the higher the mortality risk.