This booklet has been written for anyone who wants to learn about osteoarthritis, including people who have osteoarthritis, their families and friends.
- a description of what osteoarthritis is
- the joints affected
- who is at risk
- how it can be prevented, and
- the financial and health impacts of osteoarthritis.
It provides an overview of the status of osteoarthritis in Australia using the latest statistics available.
Preliminary material: Acknowledgments
Key facts about osteoarthritis
What is osteoarthritis?
Joints most commonly affected
How common is OA?
Factors associated with getting OA
Impacts of OA
Support and health-care services
Health spending on OA
Where to get more information
End matter: References and further reading