Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2020) Osteoarthritis, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 26 September 2022.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2020). Osteoarthritis. Retrieved from https://pp.aihw.gov.au/reports/chronic-musculoskeletal-conditions/osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 25 August 2020, https://pp.aihw.gov.au/reports/chronic-musculoskeletal-conditions/osteoarthritis
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Osteoarthritis [Internet]. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2020 [cited 2022 Sep. 26]. Available from: https://pp.aihw.gov.au/reports/chronic-musculoskeletal-conditions/osteoarthritis
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2020, Osteoarthritis, viewed 26 September 2022, https://pp.aihw.gov.au/reports/chronic-musculoskeletal-conditions/osteoarthritis
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Osteoarthritis is a chronic and progressive condition that mostly affects the hands, spine and joints such as hips, knees and ankles. It is the most common form of arthritis and the predominant condition leading to knee and hip replacement surgery in Australia.
3 in 5 people who have osteoarthritis are female
1 in 11 Australians (9.3%) have osteoarthritis, approximately 2.2 million people in 2017–18
People with osteoarthritis were twice as likely to describe their health as ‘poor’, among those aged 45 and over
There was a 38% rise in the rate of total knee replacements for osteoarthritis from 2005–06 to 2017–18
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