Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

OA Nation 2012 Launch

by Vicky Skingley
OA Nation 2012 Launch Launch reception Tuesday 15th May 2012

Arthritis Care launched theUK’s most comprehensive report on the state of osteoarthritis at a reception hosted at the Duke of Westminster’s Grosvenor Estate Office in centralLondon..

The launch of OA Nation 2012 was attended by Arthritis Care President Jane Asher who spoke of the concern of the growing number of cases of osteoarthritis throughout theUKand the forecast set out in the report that this was set to double to 17million in the next 20 years.

The overriding findings of the report shows that out of the 8.5million people currently living with the condition, 71% of them are currently in constant pain and that one in eight (over 1 million people in theUK) say the pain is “unbearable”.

To access the report visit the Arthritis Care website here.

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