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Steve O'Keeffe sits down with the OA Action Alliance to explain the new Angry@Arthritis OA Fix: Trials in the Mix roadmap.
This Review provides a synoptic and structured analysis of the current hypotheses about failure in cartilage regeneration, and the accompanying therapeutic strategies to overcome these hurdles, including some current or potential approaches to OA therapy.
More than 32.5 million American adults suffer with OA, and more than five percent of the global population are afflicted with the disease. As our population ages, OA is a growing concern - 100 percent of people will suffer with OA if we live long enough. OA can afflict any and all joints in the body - and today, Americans receive 790,000 knee and 450,000 hip replacements per year, while far larger numbers live with the pain and avoid troublesome joint replacements.
An arthritis diagnosis can be devastating - mine certainly was felt that way. Then, you start trying to understand the disease and treatment options - and you run right into a frustrating storm of doctors pointing in different directions, jargon, and hopelessness. Initially, I found only one valuable patient resource to answer my questions - hint, it rhymes with "oogle." That's not good enough.